HANSON, Albert Hugh
(Service number 38954)

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Date 2 March 1905 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Wool classer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin S. R. HANSON (father), Pareora, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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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 10 December 1959 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

At the Kingsdown School picnic in late December 1917, the Mayor read a list of old pupils still on active service two sons of Mr S. HANSON should have been included in the list; one of them was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in France.

Albert married Honora (Maude) O'Connor in 1922, where they farmed until his death in 1959. The couple had two children, Josie and Leo.


Cenotaph Database [19 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 28 December 1917 (Papers Past) [11 September 2014]; SCRoll web submission from J Collins, 14 August 2015

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