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Alfred Ernest Hedges

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Hedges AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bombardier AWMM
    • Bomby AWMM
  • Service number
    • 60 AWMM
    • 32565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Paardeberg AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 60 AWMM
    • 32565 AWMM
  • Military service
    • South Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • Manawatu Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • Nelson National Reserve AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone 4 pounds AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Sarah and the late George Hedges; husband of Grace C. Hedges, of Nelson

    During the war in South Africa Hedges was present at Kimberley and detached for duty on fit horses in February 1900. He departed South Africa aboard the S.S. 'Orient' as Lance-Corporal. (Stowers, p.165)

    His father was named George Hedges. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 13 December 1917 AWMM
      Age 41 AWMM
    • 13 December 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 43 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. DD. 12 AWMM
    • Lijssenthoek Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Remembered on the Cenotaph at Anzac Park in Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 23 April 2018 - on site
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      66: 9 AWMM
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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