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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 11/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/09/1887
Died: 15/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Joseph Hazlett was born the son of Samuel and Nancy Hazlett. He was born on 23rd September 1887. He was one of eight surviving children of a total of twelve. They were a farming family from Moneydig, County Londonderry. Joseph emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting he lived in an area known as Forty Trees. He enlisted in October 1915 at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington. Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Otago Regiment when he was killed in action at the Somme on 15th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Caterpiller Valley N.Z. Memorial
  Longueval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1463318
Longueval is 13 kilometres east of Albert. Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which rises eastwards, past Caterpillar Wood, to the high ground at Guillemont.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 33
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hazlett family 1901 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 22 in Honeydig, Bovagh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hazlett family 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 14 in Moneydig, Bovagh, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett
4 Auckland Star, 13 December 1917 Reported killed in action
5 Dolores Cross Project No picture of grave
6 Photo of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett's inscriptionm
7 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details including photo
8 Masonic Lodges in County Londonderry Lodge 16, Kilrea - Hazlett, Joseph B., Private, New Zealand Forces.
9 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett including photo
10 Nominal Roll page Details of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett
11 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett including grave photo
12 Pte Joseph Bamford Hazlett Comprehensive details of Private Joseph Bamford Hazlett including photos
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