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.

Ernest James Hamblin †

A brief summary of Ernest James Hamblin’s life can be found here, full details and references for points mentioned in the main blog post recounting his life are on his page in Lives of the First World War.

Personal life

Born: 1 July 1890 At: Cookham, Berkshire
Birth registered: 3rd quarter 1890 Cookham Registration District
Died: 4 October 1917 At: Near Broodseinde, Belgium
Buried: D.15.A.21, about 100 yds NW of Otto Farm Pill Box, but grave lost
Commemorated: Tyne Cot, NZ Memorial to the Missing
Aged: 27

Ringing

Learnt to ring: Hersham Association membership: Surrey Association Elected: c 1909
Winchester Diocesan Guild
Peals: None known, several quarter peals, including first in Auckland, New Zealand First peal: Not known

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