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Henry Meredith Buchanan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Meredith AWMM
  • Surname
    Buchanan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3/316 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 March 1887 Public source EdinburghScotland Public source
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mental Hospital, Seacliff, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie Buchanan (mother), 3 Oswald Road, Edinburgh, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3/316 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Dr Buchanan, MB ChB Edin (1911), OBE (1919) was Auckland Mental Hospital Medical Superintendent from 1929 until his retirement in 1952.

    He graduated from University of Edinburgh as a doctor on 25 May 1911, and emigrated to NZ leaving London on 25 April 1913 on the "Corinthia". His address prior to leaving for WW1 was The Mental Hospital, Seacliff, Otago where he was a psychiatrist.

    Henry married Louie Alexa McNei in 4 February 1920. She died on 9 May 1942.

    His second wife Margaret Inman came out from UK in 1941 as the first Occupational Therapist in the country. He married her in early 1950s. Born in Dunham on 31 Dec 1911, she died on 8 May 2002.

    Dr Buchanan had no children (The above biographical detail was provided by a Public source, 11/07/15).

    Dr. Buchanan was involved in treating author Robin Hyde (real name, Iris Guiver Wilkinson). AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    15 July 1974 AWMM
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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
      Page No: 90 AWMM
    • Pat Clarkson Medical Practitioner Research Project (January 2014). AWMM
    • Unknown photographer. (1914 - 1918) [Battles at Ypres and Messines]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-195. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM