MacFARLANE, Hugh Miller
(Service number 55518)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||28 November 1885||Place of Birth||North Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Hawkewood, Parnassus|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. M. MacFARLANE (wife), care of E. D. Giles, Otiritiri, Tycho Mail, Timaru; Waikora, Private Bag, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||31st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Date||13 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||12 July 1963||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated; ashes interred Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block Ashes, Plot 354|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Hugh Miller Macfarlane was born on 28 November 1885 in North Canterbury, the son of john Donald and Margaret Hart (née Gibson) Macfarlane. He married Prudence Giles on 8 May 1917 at St Mary’s Church, Timaru. Their daughter, Emma Prudence, was born on 22 April 1918 at Timaru, six months after Hugh, a sheep farmer at Parnassus, had embarked for the Front.
Private H. H. Macfarlane returned home in Draft 210, which brought seventy invalided soldiers for Canterbury and the West Coast, due to reach New Zealand in late January 1919. After the war Hugh returned to sheep farming, living in different parts of South Canterbury, including “Waikora”, Waihaorunga, and “Ruataniwha”, Lake Tekapo. His brother, Walter Angus Macfarlane, also served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 September 2020]; Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [12 September 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [12 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 September 2020]
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