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Full Name
Norman Frederick Hastings
Rank Last Held
Major
Forename(s)
Norman Frederick
Surname
Hastings
War
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 1491
  • 11/61
Date of Birth
12 July 1885
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Captain
Occupation before Enlistment
Engineer
Next of Kin
Mrs N.F. Hastings (wife), 83 Hutt Road, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
83 Hutt Road, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
5 August 1914
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Orari or Arawa
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
312
Campaigns
Gallipoli
Military Awards
  • Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
  • Legion d'Honneur, Chevalier (France)
Award Circumstances
  • Distinguished Service Order - London Gazette, 14 January 1916, p576: For distinguished service in the field. (Gallipoli)
  • Legion of Honour, Chevalier (France) - London Gazette, 24 February 1916, p2066: For distinguished service during the campaign.
  • Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette, 28 January 1916, p1210, WA 22/5/10: 6-20/8/15 Gallipoli. Have acted as GSOs during the recent operations, in place of other officers wounded & sick & have done most excellent service.
Last Unit Served
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
9 August 1915
Age at Death
35
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Reference
Special Memorial B. 26.
Biographical Notes
Son of Frederick and Fanny Hastings; husband of Hilda May Hastings, of 83, Hutt Rd., Petone, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Further References
Haigh, J., and Polaschek, A. (compilers). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, The Authors.
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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