(Service number 86251)
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|Date||13 June 1887||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Address at Enlistment||12 Te Puni Street, Petone|
|Occupation||Woollen mill employee|
|Previous Military Experience||Wellington rifles - resigned|
|Next of Kin||Mrs L. Hanford (wife), 9 Te Puni Street, Petone|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||21 January 1959||Age||71 years|
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|Memorial or Cemetery||Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North|
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Samuel Hanford was the son of William Sessions and Mary Ann Hanford. He attended Scotsburn School at Peel forest for three years before the family moved to Petonewhere he was enrolled at Petone Central School. He married Lillian Kinsley on 29 April 1911 at Petone. Edna May hanford, born on 14 June 1904 at Wellington, was adopted. A son James, born in 1915, died at 2 days old. Samuel was employed at the Wellington Woollen Mills when he was called up in 1918.
NZ BDM Indexes [May 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG; Hutt Valley Branch NZSG) [30 May 2017]; Kelvin grove Cemetery Palmerston North headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [30 May 2017]
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