HAMILTON, Hugh Staples
(Service number 23/443)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 26 October 1894 Place of Birth Leeston

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bank of New South Wales, Geraldine
Occupation Clerk in Holy Orders
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Reverend  Canon HAMILTON (father), Vicarage, Geraldine
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship B Company
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded in France in September 1916.

Post-war Occupations

Clerk in Holy Orders


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Canon Staples HAMILTON & Louisa Annie nee PRESTON. Half-brother of Hubert Arthur HAMILTON, killed in action 1915 at Gallipoli, & of Gordon Cuthbert HAMILTON who also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [13 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 28 September 1916 (Papers Past) [13 November 2013]

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