HITCH, Gordon Edgar
(Service number 52871)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 16 January 1897 Place of Birth Timaru, NZ

Enlistment Information

Date 19 July 1917 Age 21
Address at Enlistment 22 King St, Timaru
Occupation Dental Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Watson Hitch, (father), King Street, Temuka, NZ
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 34th Reinforcements Specialist Company
Date 2 August 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

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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 24 October 1918 Age 21
Place of Death Field in France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Awoingt British Cemetry, Nord,France
Memorial Reference I.B.16
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Gordon Hitch was the son of Watson and Isabella Hitch, of Timaru, New Zealand


Cenotaph Data Base, Auckland Museum

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Ann Munro (SC branch NZSG)

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