KNUBLEY, Hugh Mortimer
(Service number 2/1444)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 18 January 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care of G. Pinckney, Esq, Glenaray, Waikaia
Occupation Farm station overseer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miles Jefferson KNUBLEY (father), Solicitor, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

20 September 1915 admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 January 1974 Age 85 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Mortimer Knubley was the son of Miles Jefferson and Harriet Henryetta (née Clissold) Knubley who had married in 1876 in England.He married Gladys Piper in 1935. His brother Miles Alfred Knubley died of wounds in 1916. Two other brothers also served - Francis Clissold and Henry Charles Jefferson.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 February 2017]; Dominion, 28 September 1915 (Papers Past) [19 February 2017]

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