13/2397 Lt. HEMPHILL, Harriel Campbell; c.1925-1950; T5 2001_498_36


13/2397 Lt. HEMPHILL, Harriel Campbell

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Photograph of 13/2397 Lt/Col. Harry Campbell Hemphill of Maungaturoto c.1925-29. Harry served in the South African war 1899-1902 with the 8th Contingent as a dispatch runner. He then served in WW1 with the 7th Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles, A squadron. He was heavily involved with the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was OC of the regiment from 1925-29. In this photograph he is wearing medals from the South African War, WW1 and long service. During WW2 Harry was appointed commander of the National Military Reserve at Kaeo, later becoming Zone commander at Kaitaia. After this he was called to Wellington to organise and later to take charge of the Maori War Effort Organisation, in which he received an O.B.E. for services in this. He died in 1950.

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T5 2001_498_36

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