Hugh Wemyss BLACK

Regimental number12/317
Date of birth12 May 1890
AddressTe Whaiti, Rotorua
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 7.75"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Black, Prospect Terrace, Mount Eden, Auckland
Enlistment date17 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.
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 15 February 1916
Discharge date24 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HT 'Marama', 15 February 1916; transferred to HS 'Maheno', Suez, 6 March 1916; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action: gun shot wound, knee), 24 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death22 November 1929 Motor car accident
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22276358