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Richard Askew Hume

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Askew AWMM
  • Surname
    Hume AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dick Hume AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/3356 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 April 1887 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 August 1915 AWMM Ahikiwi, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Robert Haxton Hume (father), Ahikiwi, Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 23 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • 14 Oct 1917 {Age 29} AWMMHeight, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 1/2 incehs AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      168 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      27 Sept 1916 Bayonet wound, left thigh, admitted No 26 General Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      12 October 1917 wounded in action, fracture to thigh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      14 October 1917 died from wounds AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert and Margaret Hume, of Maropiu, Northern Wairoa.

    Three brothers served in WWI, Richard Askew Hume (6/3356) and Charles Joseph Hume (3/2619) James Alison Hume (6/3355)

    Text of Death notice: HUME. – On October 14, 1917, died of wounds received in France, Lance-Corporal Richard Askew (Dick), the dearly-loved eldest son of Robert and Margaret Hume, of Maropiu, Northern Wairoa; aged 29 years. After nearly two years of brave and active service he nobly fell. He bravely answered duty's call, He gave his life for one and all, But the unknown grave is the bitterest blow That only those who loved him know."

    Additional tributes after his death are on the Cenotaph Data Entry form AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM V.D.11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 30 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 349 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Death Notice: Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 30 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • NZWGT: Information supplied by the New Zealand War Graves Trust as part of the New Zealand War Graves project. This project was established in 2006 to record in text and photographs the 31,758 New Zealanders who have been identifed as serving with New Zealand or Allied forces, and who died in conflicts from the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) up to the present day and in peacekeeping operations. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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