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Francis John Herbert Fear

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 645 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 645 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis John Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Fear AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert Fear Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 11 May 2021 - research
  • Service number
    WWI 4/188A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28 November 1885 Public - Kate - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - NZ BDM records
  • Place of birth
    Wellington Public - Kate - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - NZ BDM records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mary (nee Holmes) and Francis James Webber Fear Public - Kate - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - NZ BDM records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    His father, Francis J W Fear, 99 Willis Street, Wellington Public - Kate - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - Military Personnel files at Archway, NZ Archives
  • Relationship status
    His maternal grandfather's headstone in the Bolton Street Cemetery includes the inscription, "Also Corporal Bert FEAR, DCM Gallipoli, grandson of John HOLMES, killed in action in France on 20 September 1916 Public - Kate - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - Website of the Friends of the Bolton Street Cemetery,


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/188A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 9th and 10th of June 1915, in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), in volunteering to demolish a Turkish Blockhouse which was within twelve yards of the enemy's trench, and which could only be approached over ground swept by rifle and machine gun fire. He exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse and was exposed to fire for an hour. London Gazette 05/08/1915 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Francis Fear was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. W. Fear, of 99 Willis St., Wellington, New Zealand.

    He Attended Kilburnie School AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France AWMM I. E. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 November 2021KateWellingtonResearcher
11 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
07 June 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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