HATTON, James Robert
(Service number 47136)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||18 August 1889||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Evans Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs F. HATTON (mother), Evans Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25th Reinforcements, G Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||9 June 1973||Age||83 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 271, Plot 161|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Robert Hatton, known as Jim, was born on 18 August 1889 at Timaru, the eldest son of Frederick (Fred) and Jessie (née Walker) Hatton. His birth was registered as James Robert Hatton Parkinson. 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, two Hatton. He married as Frederick Parkinson and died as Frederick Parkinson Hatton. Along with his siblings Jim was educated at Waimataitai School.
James Robert Hatton, an iron and brass moulder, was called up in 1916. On enlistment, he gave his home address and named his mother as next-of kin. James Robert Hatton Parkinson married Myra Knowles in 1925. Jim died on 9 June 1973 at Temuka, aged 83 years and is buried at Temuka, his wife Myra with him.
Four Hatton brothers served in World War I, the others being Frederick Henry, Stanley and Gordon. Their youngest brother, Nelson Stuart Hatton lost his life in World War II – 4 September 1942 in Egypt.
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]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [14 June 2020]
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