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Full Name: Norman Frederick Hastings
Rank Last Held: Major
Forename(s): Norman Frederick
Surname: Hastings
  • 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
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:
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