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Darcy Clarence Hadfield

  • Service number
    40552 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Darcy Hadfield. Springer, G R :Photographs of New Zealand rowers. Ref: 1/2-052308-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Darcy Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Hadfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40552 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1 December 1889 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Awaroa Inlet, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Shipwright AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.M. Hadfield (wife), 26 George Street, Rocky Nook, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40552 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Mar 1917-21 May 1917 AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 79 AWMM
    Vessel was Ruapehu AWMM
    Corporal AWMM
    23rd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded at Passchendaele AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Welby Hadfield and Martha Adele Ann nee Snow

    Husband of Sereta (Sarita) May Coyle; father of three

    Champion sculler in New Zealand first winning in 1913 the singles championship

    Whilst enlisted was a member of the NZEF Rowing Club. Won the singles at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta in July 1919.

    Marshal Pétain, the French commander in chief, presented gold stop-watches to the two men he considered to be the outstanding competitors at the Inter Allied Games Games, Paris 1919 both went to New Zealanders, Darcy Hadfield (sculler) and Dan Mason, a middle-distance runner. (McMillan. DNZB.)

    An Olympic representative at Antwerp 1920, winning a bronze medal and later a professional rower.

    Inducted in 1990 to the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    15 September 1964 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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