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Full Name
James Hazeldine
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Hazeldine
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
6/647
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1891
Place of Birth
Shag Point, Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Coal Miner
Next of Kin
John Hazeldine (father), Buck's Head Hotel, Brunnerton, Greymouth, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Brunnerton, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Athenic
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
317
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
10 May 1915
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey
Biographical Notes
  • Son of John Thomas (Jack) Hazeldine and Agnes (nee Heslin); brother of Charles, Sarah, Margaret, Jessie, May Ellen (Molly) and Elsie
  • He was chosen for the Brunnerton Brass Band and was chosen Canterbury Infantry Battalion brass band
  • Family think that after the 2nd battle of Krithia he was puportedly shot by a sniper whilst going for water
  • The original of the photograph that appeared in the newspaper after his death is held by family and was signed by James and sent from Addington Camp in Christchurch.
  • Each year family make a special photograph decorated with poppies and lay it by the Cenotaph, in front of the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source
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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