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George Hume Seddon

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Portrait of Lieutenant George Hume Seddon, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1421 59. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant George Hume Seddon, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1421 59. Image is s …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Hume AWMM
  • Surname
    Seddon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Seddie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/2369 AWMM
    • WWI 1/99 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 March 1892 AWMM Te PukeBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 6 August 1914 AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Miss Seddon, Stoney Gate, King's View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Miss D.M. Seddon (sister), Stoneygate, Kings View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      15 February 1919 AWMM
      Received MC for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations in the vicinity of Briastre, France on October 10th, 1918. When troops on the left were held up he went on horseback into heavy machine gun fire to find out the situation and returned with valuable information. In the evening, when a further advance was decided on, he rode forward and stayed with the front companies, in spite of heavy shellfire, until the final objective was reached. London Gazette AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      health good AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shot in upper left arm at Gallipoli, 1915 - recuperated on a hospital ship AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Seddon also served in the National Reserve in New Zealand from 1941 onwards.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1985 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Andrew's Churchyard, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 651 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      80: 3 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916, Third term. p.42. 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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