HATHAWAY, Clarence Victor
(Service number 2/2634)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Gunner


Date 16 October 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 18 October 1915 Age 20 years 11 months
Address at Enlistment Clyde Street, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Edith HATHAWAY (mother), 7 Clyde Street, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 143 lbs. Chest measurement 32-35 inches. Complexion between dark and fair. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movemnt of joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. Teeth good. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Army Medical Corps

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 9 September 1919 Reason Termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 17 August 1957 Age 63 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Cause Result of accident
Notices Timaru Herald, 19 August 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block RSA 2, Plot 4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Clarence Victor HATHAWAY was the son of William and Edith (née CRAWFORD) HATHWAY. He was born on 6 October 1894 at Timaru and baptised on 4 December following at St Mary's Anglican Church. He attended the Timaru Main School. He was likely a nephew of Arthur HATHAWAY.

On 6 September 1917 the Timaru Herlad reported "Mrs. W. Hathaway, Clyde Street, Timaru, received advice yesterday that her son, Driver C. V. Hathaway, was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital, Wandsworth, on August 21. The cause of his illness has not been diagnosed."


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 July 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0052064) [17 September 2015]; Oamaru burial records (Waitaki District Council) [26 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915, 6 September 1917, Press, 5 September 1917 (Papers Past) [26 July 2014; 13 September 2015]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [2014]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [13 September 2015]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [17 September 2015]; Timaru Herald, 19 August 1957 (Timaru District Library) [18 September 2015]; St Mary's Anglican Church, Timaru Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG records); Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [23 June 2017]; SCRoll web submission by AJ Mabey, 31 October 2021

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