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Arthur Wilfred Fitchett

Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Tony Fitchett. Image kindly provided by Martin Fitchett. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Tony Fitchett. Image kindly provided by Martin Fitchett. Image has …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Fitchett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tony Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family oral history
  • Service number
    • WWII 800133 AWMM
    • WWII 30138 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personal File
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England (CoE) Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel File

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 November 1920 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    26/11/1920 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Spreydon, Christchurch Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 7 Barraud St., Lower Hutt AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM 7 Barraud St., Lower Hutt AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    NZ Army Officer Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel File
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. W.B. Fitchett, 7 Barraud St., Lower Hutt (f) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. J.J. Fitchett, 28 Ribble St., Island Bay, Wellington (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM
    • Pre 1945 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • Divorced 1954 - Joan Jessop Kay (Married 23/12/1944)

      Married Pauline Elwy Price - 31/5/1958 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific / Europe (Italy) Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 800133 AWMM
    • WWII 30138 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personal File
  • Military service
    1940 - 1971 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon - Australia Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.42 Soldier/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.42
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.42
    • WW2 1945 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.48 Student/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.48
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.48
  • Occupation before enlistment
    University Student Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files
  • Age on enlistment
    20 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Military Personnel Files

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    19/12/2013 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    92 Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Place of death
    Wellington, New Zealand Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
    Renal Cancer Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Karori Cemetry Public - Martin - Child - 6 June 2019 - Family papers
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245)
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R22440245
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.42 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.48 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.16 AWMM

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23 June 2019MartinNew ZealandDirect descendant

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