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Full Name: Hugh Robert Shrimpton
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Hugh Robert
Surname: Shrimpton
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 3/106A
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs F. Shrimpton, 308 Selwyn Street, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 19 Berry Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Medical Corps
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 3-12
Vessel: Unknown Vessel
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 660
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Medical Corps, Field Ambulance
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 29 September 1915
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. XVI. 1.
Biographical Notes: Hugh Shrimpton was the son of Bessie Shrimpton, of 44 Disraeli St., Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand, and the late Frank Shrimpton. Born at Amberley.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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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