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Percy Hill

NZ Maori Contingent Memorial Plaque - Serjt Major P Hill's name appears on this Memorial

NZ Maori Contingent Memorial Plaque

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  • Title
    Company Sergeant Major (W.O.2) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Hill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/4537A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Annie Eleanor Hill, 45 Melville Road, Stonebridge Park, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MiD. London Gazette, 28 January 1916, p1209: In connection with the operations described in General I Hamilton's despatch, dated 11 December 1915. AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War & Victory Medals
      NZ Plaque & Scroll # 505946 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • Pre WW1 9 May 1900 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
    • 9 May 1900 enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery
      21 Dec 1914 transferred to NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Recruited from the Royal Garrison Artillery at Malta to train Maori, and died at Chunuk Bair

    New Zealand Service record sighted but not the British service record AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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