Gnr
Hugh Douglas Forde

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
4/12/1895
Geboorteplaats:
Ellerslie, Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Klerk - Bediende

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Nieuw-Zeeland
Strijdmacht:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Service nummer:
13505
Dienstneming datum:
09/02/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Auckland, Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland
Eenheden:
 —  New Zealand Field Artillery, 16th Bty.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
26/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Nine Elms, Poperinge, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Leeftijd:
22

Begraafplaats

Nine Elms British Cemetery
Plot: 6
Rij: E
Graf: 15

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

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

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Mijn verhaal

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.

Connectie's met andere militairen 1

Bestanden 1

Bronnen 5

" New Zealand Artillery in the Field 1914-1918 ", Byrne J.R., Eastbourne, Antony Rowe Ltd., 1920, pg. 196 -198.
Gebruikte bronnen
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Verdere verwijzing
CENOTAPH
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C5009?n=13505&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/136669/FORDE,%20HUGH%20DOUGLAS
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/
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