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Full Name: Hubert John Edward Diggs
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Hubert John Edward
Surname: Diggs
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 38361
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Alice Diggs (mother), care of Post office, Cambridge, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 76
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 4
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 30 August 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Biographical Notes: Hubert Diggs was the son of Mrs. Alice Diggs, of 78 Mein St., Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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