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Harold Lancelot Fitzherbert

H.L. Fitzherbert portrait - No known copyright restrictions

H.L. Fitzherbert portrait - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Lancelot AWMM
  • Surname
    Fitzherbert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Golfers Club, Whitehall Court, London, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Fanny Fitzherbert (mother), 31 Gledhow-gardens, South Kensington, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Fitzherbert was the son of William Alfred and Fanny Fitzherbert; grandson of Sir William Fitzherbert.

    Two brothers, Harold Lancelot Fitzherbert and Captain Wyndham Waterhouse Fitzherbert , were killed in WW1.

    He was farming in the Argentine at the time the war broke out. He and his older brother enlisted with the 12th Royal Sussex Regiment. Beginning as a Lance Corporal he was commissioned into the 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment in December 1914; sent to the Front in March 1916, he received his full Lieutenancy a few days before his death. His brother was wounded a few days after his brother's death.

    "Killed in action on June 30th, 1916, at Ypres, entered the School in January, 1905, having previously been at Marton. Though only here for just over two years, he was extremely popular, and his influence for good was already apparent. He went to England in 1907, and was at Marlborough until 1910. Returning to New Zealand, he studied farming, and in the following year left for the Argentine. He obtained a commission in the 16th Battalion of the Sussex Regiment." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France AWMM XV.R.36. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Evening Post, 30 August 1916, p. 4 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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