William George HUTCHINSON

Regimental number12/364
Date of birth12 November 1893
Place of birthMatamata
ReligionNo religious affiliation stated.
AddressMartha Villa, Waihi
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5.5"
Weight142.5 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Hutchinson, Waitekauri via Waikino
Previous military serviceServed in B Company, 6th Hauraki Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs George Hutchinson, Moore Street, Waihi
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to EA Hospital, Cairo, 24 June 1915 (dysentery); transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 6 July 1915; discharged from hospital, 8 July 1915.

Rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

War service: 363 days (of which 320 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18051541

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