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Richard Joseph McAufield

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Re …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    McAufield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/1073 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 March 1887 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra BelfastCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Milk Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Richard McAufield (father), Whiterock, Belfast, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/1073 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      173 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Posed to Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, Mudros, 3 October 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria from Dardanelles, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Transferred to No 1 Veterinary Corps, Zeitoun, 13 January 1916; to 1st Infantry Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 April 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; joined 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Armentieres, 11 July 1916.
    Attached to Assistant Provost Marshal for duty, 12 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 October 1916.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 21 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 5 September 1917.
    Detached to Divisional Pack Train, 15 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 September 1917.
    Wounded in action, 17 October 1917 (gun shot wound, nose), and admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 October 1917; to 54th (London) General Hospital, Etaples, 19 October 1917; to England, and admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital, 27 October 1917.
    Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 23 November 1917. Attached to NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, from Hornchurch, 18 January 1918.

    Commenced return to New Zealand from Glasgow on board SS 'Bhemo', 10, March 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 17 June 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 123 days (of which 3 years 317 days were abroad) AWMM
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