HATTON, Frederick Henry
(Service number 7/61)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 27 March 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Maori Hill, Timaru
Occupation Drover
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Frederick HATTON (Senr), Maori Hill, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Stock agent


Date 16 December 1970 Age 79 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 648
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Henry Hatton, like his father known as Fred, was born on 27 March 1891 at Timaru, the second son of Frederick (Fred) and Jessie (née Walker) Hatton. His birth was registered as Frederick Henry Hatton Parkinson. It appears that his father was born Frederick Parkinson and was adopted by the Hatton family after his mother’s death. For a time he used the name Frederick Hatton Parkinson then simply Frederick Hatton . Six of the children were register Parkinson, two Hatton. He married as Frederick Parkinson and died as Frederick Parkinson Hatton. Along with his siblings Fred was educated at Waimataitai School.

Frederick Henry Hatton, a shepherd, gave his home address on enlistment and named his father, Frederick Hatton, senior, as next-of kin. Fred married Margaret Mary Catherine Hart (Catherine) in 1921. He died on 26 December 1970 at Christchurch, aged 79 years, and is buried in the Ashburton Cemetery, his wife Catherine with him.

Four Hatton brothers served in World War I, the others being James Robert, Stanley and Gordon. Their youngest brother, Nelson Stuart Hatton lost his life in World War II – 4 September 1942 in Egypt.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [13 June 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [14 June 2020]

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