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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: HMNZT 11
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: Military personnel file
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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