Hugh Douglas Forde

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
 —  New Zealand Field Artillery, 16th Bty. 3rd Bde.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Nine Elms, Poperinge, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Nine Elms British Cemetery
Parcelle: 6
Rangée: E
Tombe: 15

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 12/10/1921
Victory Medal
Médaille — 23/08/1922

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Gunner Forde Hugh Douglas (4th Battery, 3th Brigade New Zealand Royal Field Artillery, Divisional Toorps, New Zealand Division) suffered a wound to his right hand and thigh due to German shelling on the 25th October 1917. The New Zealand artillery had moved their guns forward to the positions near Winnipeg-Kansas Cross Roads. Guns were also placed at Schuler Farm and Spree Farm. German artillery and bombers shelled these positions regularly. Gunner Forde was taken to the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (C.C.S.), where he died of his wounds the next day. He was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery. On his Service Record it is first mentioned that he was buried at 27.L.22.d.6.3. which corresponds with Lijssenthoek Cemetery and Remy Siding. On the next line Nine Elms is mentioned, so we presume that the first coordinate was an error.

Rapports avec d'autres militaires 1

Fichiers 1

Sources 1

Byrne J.R., New Zealand Artillery in the Field 1914-1918 (Eastbourne, Antony Rowe Ltd., 1920), pg. 196 -198.
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