Hugh Hopkinson AWMM
Also known as
WWI 35991 AWMM
28 October 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Hawera
, Taranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs A. Wilson (mother), Brunswick Street, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 8.5" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
154 lb AWMM
Moeraki then transfer to Port Sydney at Sydney for Suez.
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Embarked Wellington, 19 April 1917; disembarked Sydney, 23 April 1917; embarked Sydney on board HMAT 'Port Sydney', 9 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.
Posted to Wellington Mounted Rifles Training Regiment, Moascar, 20 June 1917.
Transferred to Imperial Camel Corps, 12 July 1917.
Posted to strength, Imperial Camel Corps Reserve Depot, Abbassia, 27 July 1917.
Transferred to Imperial Camel Corps, in the field, 23 July 1917.
Posted to strength, 16th Company, S. Nuran, 26 August 1917.
Detached to Rest Camp, Marakeb, 1 October 1917.
Detached to Brigade Details, 11 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 19 April 1918.
Detached to Rest Camp, Port Said, 2 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 14 July 1918.
Transferred to NZ Mounted Rifles Regiment (unattached), 31 July 1918
Found guilty, 9 August 1918, of being absent from Squadron duties parade at 0800 after being warned for parade: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Posted to strength, NZ Mounted Rifles Training Regiment, Ismailia, 11 August 1918.
Transferred to 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 19 August 1918.
Transferred to 1st Machine Gun Squadron, Ismailia, 7 September 1918.
Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 30 September 1918 (mental derangement); transferred to 'M' Special, Abbassia, 2 October 1918.
Medically boarded for return to New Zealand, 10 October 1918 (dementia praecox: premature dementia).
Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board RL 'Malta', 14 December 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service (mental)), 28 March 1919.
Total War Service: 2 years 135 days (of which 1 year 285 days was abroad) AWMM
16 February 1972 AWMM
Age 79 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
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