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Richard Henderson Fitzgerald

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Henderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Fitzgerald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39040 AWMM
  • 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
    Pre 18 October 1916 AWMM 40 Grey Road, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Fitzgerald (mother), 36 Dean Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 February 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39040 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Chemist/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      113 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded June 1917, France gsw right hand AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded October 1917, schrapnel France right thigh, transferred to England AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidentally suffocated whilst lying face downwards on a mattress whilst intoxicated AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Fitzgerald and Ellen Fitzgerald, of Keddell St., Frankton Junction, Hamilton, New Zealand.

    Embarked Wellington, 12 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 May 1917, and marched in to 5th Reserve Bn, Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1917; joined 3rd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 26 June 1917, and posted to D Company.
    Wounded in action, 27 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 28 June 1917; transferred same day to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 29 June 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 25 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 August 1917.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right knee/thigh); admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 13 October 1917; transferred same day to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 14 October 1917; to England, 17 October 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames; transferred to Manor War Hospital, Epsom, 27 October 1917; to NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, 22 December 1917.
    Attached for Staff Duties, Reserve Depot, Brocton, 25 February 1918.
    Died suddenly, 21 April 1918.
    Result of inquest found death through misadventure: accidentally suffocated whilst intoxicated through lying face down in a hut at Brocton Camp.

    Mother: Mrs E. Fitzgerald, Keddell Street, Frankton Junction, Hamilton

    Parents: James (b. Co Cork, Ireland) and Ellen (b. Co Tyrone, Ireland) FITZGERALD AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 April 1918 AWMM
    BroctonEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Staffordshire, England AWMM 4. A. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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31 May 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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