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John Thomas Fenton Gridgeman

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Portrait of John Thomas Fenton Gridgeman, taken 1917 prior to embarkation. Image kindly provided by his granddaughter Jeanette (August 2020).

Portrait of John Thomas Fenton Gridgeman, taken 1917 prior to embarkation. Image kindly provided by …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomas Fenton AWMM
  • Surname
    Gridgeman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 70100 AWMM
    • WWII 607263 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1897 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    12 July 1897 Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Hyde, Otago, NZ Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Railway porter Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 G.J. Gridgeman (father), Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Sawmill hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 December 1947 Public Source
  • Date of death
    21 December 1947 Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    50 Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of death
    Onehunga Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
    Motorbike accident Public - Irene - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • To the grandfather I never knew who fought in a War so long ago. I wish I could have known you. Your memory will never die, you will always be remembered. RIP. xx
    Public - Jeanette - Direct descendant - 16 May 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      78: 14 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 May 2017Jeanette Auckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
23 April 2015Irene Auckland New ZealandOther Relative

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