(Service number 78556)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 28 September 1897 Place of Birth St Andrews

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment St Andrews
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Robert CATHERWOOD (father) St Andrews, Timaru. Later 36 Rugby Street, Highfield, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 43rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Date 11 October 1918
Transport Moeraki
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 28 August 1960 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 56, Plot 1190
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Catherwood was the son of Robertand Mary Jane (Minnie, née Morris) Catherwood. He was educated at Springbrook and St Andrews schools.Trooper H. Catherwood returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August. His brother Robert George Catherwood also served in World War I. Hugh married Lilla Mavis Elizabeth rountree in 1930.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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