HAWTHORNE, Robert Newton
(Service number 34068)

Aliases Newton
First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 28 January 1896 Place of Birth Kurow

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm Labourer - Mr Elliot, Glenavy
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Samuel Hawthorne (father) Kurow
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Reinforcements, F Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport HMNZT 75, Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd 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 21 December 1917 Age 20
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference XXVII.C.8A
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru, Kurow Memorial Gates, Kurow

Biographical Notes

Son of Samuel and Mary Jane Hawthorne nee Gray (married 1893) of Kurow, Otago. He had two sisters, Myrtle Margaret b.1894 and Mary (Mamie) b 1895. His birth was recorded in BDM records as 1898, but declared his birth at enlistment as 1896.



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