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Herbert Reginald Hansen

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 27), Page: 5 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 27), Page: 5 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Hansen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/2530 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Harry J. Hansen (father), Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Meteren, France AWMM
  • 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
    King George Hospital (4 December 1918) AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • POW in World War 1, captured 16 April but the year is unknown AWMM


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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  • Unless proven otherwise, H.R. (Bert) Hansen is believed the only Kiwi soldier who escaped not once but twice from German captivity on the Western Front in 1918. He was incarcerated in 6 different prisons in either France and/or Belgium.
    Public - Kath - Researcher - 6 July 2018



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  • External links
  • References
    • Hansen, H. J.(Herbert James). (2010.) Served in two armies : the life and times of Herbert Reginald Hansen including his own account of his time spent as a German prisoner of war in 1918.[Pamphlet] Auckland: Hansen, H. J. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library- Tāmaki Paenga Hira. D640 HAN AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      27: 5 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the NZEF, 24 January 1919 ( article is titled "German Ill-treatment: Experiences of a plucky prisoner of war (pow)) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 November 2021EricRuakakaDirect descendant
06 July 2018KathAucklandResearcher
22 April 2016EricRuakakaDirect descendant

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