HUTCHINS, William Hurford
(Service number 6/483)

Aliases Walter on Cenotaph Database
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 19th March 1888 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 2nd August 1914 Age 26
Address at Enlistment Waimataitai, Timaru
Occupation Slaughterman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Albert Hutchins, Waimataitai, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Anglican
Medical Information Light Brown hair, grey eyes, height: 5ft 8in

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport HMNZT 4 Tahiti or HMNZT 11 Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian (1914-1915); Balkan (Gallipoli 1915)
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; 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 21 March 1916 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Injured spine on 8th May 1915

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 September 1965 Age 77 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 36/310
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes


Cenotaph Database [18 June 2014]; Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch burial record (Christchurch City Council) [06 August 2014]

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