HANDS, Bernard
(Service number 23/1654)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Augusta Hands(wife)Cape Foulwind,Westport NZ
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements 1st Battalion,E Company
Date 8/1/ 1916
Transport Tahiti or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington NZ Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment,1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 16 September 1916 Age
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley(NZ)Memorial,Caterpillar Valley Cemetery,Longueval,Somme France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Bernard Hands was the husband of Augusta Polkinghorne(formerly Hands),of Cape Foulwind,Westport,NZ


Cenotaph Data Base Auckland Museum

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Ann Munro

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