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Full Name: Hugh Hunter Buchanan
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Hugh Hunter
Surname: Buchanan
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8408
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Process worker
Next of Kin: Mr R.H. Buchanan (father), Abbotsford, Green Island, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 21 Hensley Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 28
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Hugh Buchanan was the son of Robert Hunter Buchanan and of Jessie Ann Margaret Buchanan (nee Miller), of Green Island, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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