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Godfrey Alexander Fairlie

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Sergeant Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 28 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Forenames
    Godfrey Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Fairlie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Micky Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 28 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Service number
    WWI 16/982 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Tokomaru BayEast Cape Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
    1 May 1897 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 June 2015 - Family Records
  • Place of birth
    Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 June 2015 - Family Records
  • Birth notes
    son of Herbert H Fairlie & Peti nee' Pahewa Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 June 2015 - Family Records
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Waima
      Tokomaru Bay, NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family Records
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Herbert H. Fairlie (father), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • son of Herbert and Peti Fairlie
      Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family Records
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Single Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian & Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/982 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 503936 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 January 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Narrow Neck Camp, Takapuna Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military and Family Records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • 4th September 1915 - Takapuna, Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military and Family Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station Hand Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 June 2015 - Family Records
  • Age on enlistment
    18 yrs Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military and Family Records

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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      182 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Godfrey Fairlie was the son of Herbert and Bessie Fairlie, of Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Sergeant

    Embarked Wellington, 18 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 20 January 1916.
    Embarked Port Said for France, 9 April 1916.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 March 1917.
    Promoted Corporal, 29 June 1917.
    Proceeded on leave, 12 July 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 24 July 1917.
    Appointed Lance Sergeant, 5 January 1918.
    Proceeded on leave, 12 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 29 January 1918.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 15 March 1918.
    Killed in action, 15 April 1918.

    Parents: Herbert and Bessie Fairlie, Tokomaru Bay AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM Plot 2. Row B. Grave 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's ANZAC Cenotaph; Tokomaru Bay's ANZAC Cenotaph; St Mary's Church, Tikitiki. Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 June 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Pouri taku ngakau mohau, arohanui Tiaho Hindmarsh, e wha aku pakeke.
    Public - Tiaho - Other relative - 17 May 2018
  • The Fairlie family always remembers you
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 14 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
17 May 2018TiahoTuranga nui a KiwaOther relative
01 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZOther relative
28 May 2015Lorraine MonaGisborne, NZOther Relative
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