(Service number 3/3635)

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Date 24 May 1882 Place of Birth Kaiapoi

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Commercial traveller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs I. ELDER (mother), 64 Hill Street, Wellington
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 Hospital Ship No. 1, "Maheno" (Fourth Charter)
Transport Maheno
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Medical Corps

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 December 1965 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 117, Plot 15
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Elder, born on 24 May 1882 at Kaiapoi, was living in Timaru and working as a commercial traveller when he enlisted. He embarked on Hospital Ship No. 1 on the 6th voyage. At the time of his death he was resident at the Beverley War Veterans Home in Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 December 2016]

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