HEARN, William Henry
(Service number 85847)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 9 December 1880 Place of Birth Buckinghamshire, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Rangitata Island, New Zealand
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience Geraldine Mounted Rifles Volunteers (disbanded)
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Lou Mary Hearn (wife), Rangitat Island, Geraldine
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

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Body on Embarkation
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No information

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Rangitata Island School Honours Board

Biographical Notes

Hearn's Military service records indicate he served with the Geraldine Mounted Rifles (disbanded in 1910 with the Territorial Act), but it appears he did not transfer to the Territorials. He was balloted for service in decemebr 1917, but was granted leave without pay while he appealed his callup. Eventually he went into camp at Trentham, posted to "A Coy 45th" on the 12 August 1918 and soon after on "leave without pay until further order on demob" on 28 November 1918. Not listed on the Nominal Rolls; Listed as Reserves on NZSG WW1 index (2002)


Cenotaph (12 October 2014); Military personnel file, Archives New Zealand (R16793761)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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