Photograph of young man in early 20th century New Zealand army uniform. Below the photo are his details: E Hamblin 42323, 3rd Auckland Company, 3rd Battalion, Auckland Regiment.

Centenary of the death of Ernest James Hamblin


For various reasons I’ve not had chance to build the profile of Ernest Hamblin yet (either here or on Lives) but I wrote a blog post a couple of years ago which set out the basic details of his life, including his emigration to New Zealand. He was killed in the Battle of Broodseinde, one of the more successful actions of the the Third Battle of Ypres.

The current Hersham band rang a peal midway between the centenaries of the deaths of Ernest James Hamblin and George Basil Edser (whose profile I’ve also not yet finished), on 2 September 2017. 

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