Official grave photo - L J Hill

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Official grave photo - L J Hill.

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This is the photo that was sent to my great grandmother  Mrs J. McNarn in the 1920s

Grey paper Cover.
Text on Front Cover:

New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
"There Name Liveth for Evermore"

[Fern embelm]

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Inside:
Left side text:

The Minister of Internal Affairs begs to forward a

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GRAVE

of the late

Reg. No. 9/987  Rank:    Tpr

Name: L.J. Hill

Unit:   Mounted Rifles

Cemetery: Embarkation Pier

Plot no.:  Believed buried

All communications respecting this photograph should quote the soldier's regimental number, and be addressed --
Under-Secretary,
Internal Affairs Department
War Graves Department
Wellington

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Right side:

Transcription of Tombstone:

Believed to be buried in this Cemetery

9/987  TROOPER    L.J.  HILL

N.Z. MOUNTED RIFLES

30 AUGUST 1915

THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

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EXPLANATION:

There may well have been grave markers placed on the graves when they were buried in 1915.
However, in the next few years for various reasons they were lost, so when the Allies returned after the end of WWI they had to start again.
Len Hill died at No. 2 Post, and may well have been initially buried there. They reorganised the Cemeteries after the War,
This is why the Stone says "Believed Buried", - (see explanation on CWGC site for Embarkation Pier Cemetery)

 

 

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