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Charles Joseph Hume

Portrait, Charles Joseph Hume, full length - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Charles Joseph Hume, full length - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Hume AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Chas AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2619 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 June 1892 AWMM DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 R. Hume (father), Maropiu, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 December 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Belle Vue Spur AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2619 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
    For gallantry in the field and great devotion to duty during the period 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 and especially during the operations in front of Belle Vue Spur, west of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Remarks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Recommended for NZ Medical Corps because of stutter AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      London June 10/12 1918 appendicitis AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Renal failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Worked the gum fields, then moved to farm in Maropiu in 1911.

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

    Keen rugby player, representative for Northern Wairoa, and coach Kaihu Seniors.

    Very active in RSA during WW2, and together with his wife Gwen was very hard working for the Patriotic Fund efforts.

    After his death the family received a letter from J.H. Brown " On October 4th 1917, your father was one of the stretcher bearer who carried me out after I was wounded. Will you please accept my very real sympathy at the loss of such a fine man and Father". AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 January 1968 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mt Wesley Cemetery, Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Block D. Plot 92 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: NZ Herald 29 January 1968 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 21 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: NZ Herald 29 January 1968 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
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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