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Hugh Hopkinson Wilson

Image of gravestone at Papakura Public Cemetery provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright restrictions

Image of gravestone at Papakura Public Cemetery provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright rest …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Hopkinson AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 35991 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 October 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra HaweraTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Wilson (mother), Brunswick Street, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 35991 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Gardener/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, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    16 February 1972 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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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
      58: 2 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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