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William Livingstone Hatchwell Sinclair-Burgess

Portrait of Major General Sir William Livingstone Hatchwell Sinclair-Burgess. Photographer unknown. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, 1/1-013283-F. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major General Sir William Livingstone Hatchwell Sinclair-Burgess. Photographer unknown. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Livingstone Hatchwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Sinclair-Burgess AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William Livingstone Hatchwell Sinclair AWMM
    • William Livingstone Hatchwell Burgess AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1880 AWMM ManchesterEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 18 August 1914 AWMM Headquarters CMF, Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Reverend G. Burgess (father), Whitaki, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
    Australian War Memorial databases. Research a person index.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
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