(Service number 24/1390)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||18 August 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||48 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Frederick HATTON (father), Evans Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Warrimoo|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 March 1959||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North|
|Memorial Reference||Block 008, Plot 047|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Gordon Hatton was born on 18 August 1896 at Timaru, the fourth son of Frederick (Fred) and Jessie (née Walker) Hatton. It appears that his father was born Frederick Parkinson and was adopted by the Hatton family after his mother’s death. For a time he used the name Frederick Hatton Parkinson then simply Frederick Hatton . Six of the children were register Parkinson, and Gordon one of the two registered Hatton. He married as Frederick Parkinson and died as Frederick Parkinson Hatton. Gordon Hatton was baptised at St Mary’s Anglican on 13 September 1898, with his brother Stanley and sister Maud Hatton who were both born Parkinson. Along with his siblings Gordon was educated at Waimataitai School.
Gordon Hatton, a motor mechanic, gave his home address on enlistment and named his father as next-of kin. He married Agnes Winifred Kavanagh in 1920. Gordon Parkinson Hatton died on 27 March 1959, aged 62 years and is buried in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, with his wife, Agnes.
Four Hatton brothers served in World War I, the others being James Robert, Frederick Henry and Stanley. Their youngest brother, Nelson Stuart Hatton lost his life in World War II – 4 September 1942 in Egypt. Photo in Onward, Vol. 5
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [13 June 2020]; Kelvin Grove Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Palmerston North District Council) [14 June 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism record transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 June 2020}
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