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Ernest James Hamblin

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Portrait of Private Ernest James Hamblin, Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19171101-40-25. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Ernest James Hamblin, Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917. Sir George Grey Spe …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest James AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamblin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 42323 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1890 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Alice Hamblin (mother), 167 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Born on 01/07/1890 in Cookham, Berks, to Charles James (Gardener) and Alice Augusta [Scott] Hamblin Public - Hilary - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Birth cert; 1890. Sept. Cookham. 2c. 385. Parents emigrated to NZ in 1913
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42323 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    While in England he was a Carpenter Public - Hilary - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - 1911 Census for Woking, Surrey; 1901 census for Hersham, Surrey; November 1911 Passenger list for SS Arawa
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Charles James and Alice Augusta Hamblin, of Victoria Rd., Avondale, Auckland.

      He was a bellringer for St Peters Hersham, Surrey, UK, St Peters Old Woking, Surrey, UK and later St Matthews in Auckland, New Zealand.

      His name is inscribed on the 5th bell of the new ring of 8 for St George’s Memorial Church in Ypres, Belgium. AWMM
    • Son of Charles James and Alice Augusta Hamblin, of Victoria Rd., Avondale, Auckland. AWMM

      Born on 01/07/1890 in Cookham, Berks, to Charles James (Gardener) and Alice Augusta [Scott] Hamblin
      Charles J (Domestic Gardener) and Alice A Hamblin; children - Stephen C and Ernest J aged 9/12. 1891 census . RG12; Piece: 1004; Folio: 72; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6096114. Charles J (Gardener Domestic) and Alice A Hamblin; children - Stephen, Ernest J aged 10, Ada M and Helena K; with boarders William and Alice Bowman 1901 census RG13; Piece: 588; Folio: 17; Page: 26. Charles James (Gardener) and Alice Augusta Hamblin, children - Ernest James age 20 (Carpenter) and Helena Kate 1911 census - RG14; Piece: 3035; Schedule Number: 64. 09/11/1911 Ernest Hamblin emigrated to Wellington New Zealand on board SS Arawa 15/08/1913 Chas (Gardener) and Mrs Hamblin with children Ada and Helena emigrated to Wellington New Zealand on board SS Athenic
      Had been a church bell-ringer in St Peter's Hersham, Surrey; his name is on a board in the ringing chamber Public - Hilary - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Birth certificate 1890. Sept. Cookham. 2c. 385 Census data UK for 1891/1901/1911. Passenger lists for 1911 and 1913. Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Great War, Roll of Honour, Winchester Diocese
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Death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • To one Church Bell-ringer from another. Not forgotten here in Hersham, Surrey
    Public - Hilary - Researcher - 21 July 2015
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