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Arthur Hawthorn

Headstone, A Hawthorn (4/1354), Featherston Cemetery, (image supplied by Sam Hodder) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, A Hawthorn (4/1354), Featherston Cemetery, (image supplied by Sam Hodder) - No known copy …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawthorn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hawthorne AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1354 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Puponga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Hawthorne (father), Puponga, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 December 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1354 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Marion Hawthorn.

      Surname listed as Hawthorne in Nominal Rolls, as Hawthorn in Archives New Zealand, BDMs AWMM
    • Arthur had two sisters Mary Connew and Jean Robertson, and five brothers Jim, Matt, Bill and Ham.Their mother was Marion Brown McNeil and father was James Hawthorn who was Mine manager at Puponga and helped establish a school there. They originally came from Scotland and many of their descendants have traced their ancestry Public - Marilyn - Other Relative - 13 September 2015 - Family and official Scottish and NZ records
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About death

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  • Death
    2 September 1957 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
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  • I well remember Granddad Arthur and Nana Mabel Jane (nee Parris). and that spoilt rotten terrier Phillys who was the boss. We used to go over the hill from Petone to visit them when granddad worked on the Rimutaka tunnel and they lived in the old Japanese P.O.W. camp at Taherenikau which was still pretty much intact and had been taken over by the ministry of works as a workers camp. There is these days nothing there to suggest that there ever was a camp there.Except for the memorial opposite where the main gate used to be. Of historical interest is the fact that there was at one stage a mutiny by Japanese officers who refused to work.As a result some one fired a shot and in the ensuing confusion I believe that somewhere in the vicinity os 40 odd Japanese and one kiwi Guard were killed..
    Public - Ron - Other relative - 6 December 2015
  • Arthur was the brother of my grandmother Jean Robertson nee Hawthorn, he also married a lady called Jean. He worked on the Karapiro Hydro Scheme with my grandfather Archie and I believe he also worked on the railway tunnels south of Kaikoura, my hometown. My mother used to tell me lots of stories about Uncle Arthur as the families had a lot to do with each other. Lest we forget
    Public - Marilyn - Other Relative - 13 September 2015
  • Have visited the tunnels at Arras in France where Arthur served. What a feat by the kiwis involved in extending them.
    Public - Rick - Other Relative - 25 July 2015
  • Arthur was my Uncle, my Father Hamilton (Hammies) brother. I remember him well when he came to visit I was in my early teens, I remember Mat and Bill also sister Jean as well. Always much laughter when they came to visit. Uncle Arthur served his Country well. May they all Rest in Peace
    Public - Pauline Mary - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
  • This is my Mums dad, he passed away awhile before I was born and I don't know much about his family. Lest we forget.
    Public - Rick - Other Relative - 2 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 December 2015RonmanukauOther relative
13 September 2015MarilynRolleston.CanterburyOther Relative
25 July 2015RickAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
21 April 2015Pauline Mary Nelson New ZealandOther Relative

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