HAMPTON, Robert James
(Service number 52603)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 25 June 1882 Place of Birth Tinwald

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Cracroft, P. O. Arundel
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James HAMPTON (father), Tinwald, Canterbury
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company (part)
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 7 May 1960 Age 77 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 257, Plot 19
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert James Hampton was born on 25 June 1882 at Tinwald, the son of James and Frances Sarah (née McMullan) Hampton. He was a farmer at Arundel when he was called up late in 1916 and subsequently enlisted. Robert married Margaret Hampton in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [30 September 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]

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