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DAVID HILDRETH

HILDRETH, DAVID 

RANK:   RIFLEMAN        SERIAL NO:  41331
                         

UNIT:    ‘C’ COMPANY N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:   09/12/1881  -  CANTERBURY, N.Z.        

DIED:     12/10/1917        KILLED IN ACTION    
              
PLACE:   YPRES, BELGIUM        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   John and Annie HILDRETH, WAIPUKURAU (later Hastings)

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr J HILDRETH (father) 

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 7”        WEIGHT:     161lb        CHEST:   32”

COMP:   FRESH          EYES:   GREEN          HAIR:    

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE,
                    WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM
                    
 ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:   30/10/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    24th    

MILITARY RECORD:
03/01/1917.  POSTED TO ‘H’ COY, 24th REINFORCEMENTS, TRENTHAM.
08/01/1917.  TRANSFERRED FEATHERSTON.
14/03/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 79 ‘RUAPEHU’ .
21/05/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
21/05/1917.  MARCHED  INTO 5th RESERVE BATTALION. CAMP ‘SLING’.
21/06/1917.  LEFT FOR FRANCE FROM ‘SLING.’
23/06/1917.  MARCHED INTO CAMP AT ETAPLES.
09/07/1017.  JOINED ‘C’ COY N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE IN THE FIELD.
13/09/1917.  SLIGHTLY WOUNDED BUT REMAINED ON DUTY.
20/10/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, YPRES, BELGIUM.

 

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.