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John Daniel Hinton
Birth: Sep. 17, 1909
Death: Jun. 28, 1997

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in 20th Battalion, 2nd New Zealand Division. On the night of April 28, 1941, his group was in reserve at the port of Kalamata, Greece, when ordered to evacuate. Under German attack, Sergeant Hinton fought his way down a narrow street, destroying several machine gun posts and attacking an armored propelled gun, before being severely wounded in the stomach. Attempts to evacuate Kalamata were abandoned and the remaining Allied troops, including Hinton, were captured. He spent the rest of the war in prisoner of war camps in Greece and Germany. For extreme bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in October 1941. After being liberated at the end of the war, he returned to New Zealand where he began a life as a publican, managing and owning numerous pubs in various towns. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Ruru Lawn Cemetery
Christchurch
Christchurch City
Canterbury, New Zealand
 
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Record added: Dec 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7033239
John Daniel Hinton
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John Daniel Hinton
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- James Snow
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014

- MystikNZ
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013
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