HAYHURST, Gilbert Clarence
(Service number 22190)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 19 February 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Amelia HAYHURST (mother), Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Veterinary surgeon


Date 30 July 1960 Age
Place of Death Invercargill, of Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 235, Plot 40
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of John Turnbull and Amelia (nee BROWN) HAYHURST. Brothers Cedric Dudley HAYHURST and Henry Holman HAYHURST also served in WWI. Gilbert was one of 15 recruits who were farewelled at a standing-room only gathering at the Temuka Drill Shed in early May 1916. They were commended for their patriotism and fine spirit, and were wished a safe return after victory.


Cenotaph Database [01 December 2013]; Headstone image Temuka Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [01 December 2013]; Timaru Herald, 5 May 1916 (Papers Past) [13 July 2014]

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