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Frederick Richard George Babbage

Solesmes Communal Cemetery, view (image provided by Albert Smith) - No known copyright restrictions

Solesmes Communal Cemetery, view (image provided by Albert Smith) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Richard George AWMM
  • Surname
    Babbage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 61982 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1896 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.L. Babbage (mother), Rotokari, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 61982 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Babbage was the son of F.C. and M.L. Babbage, of Apiti, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Solesmes Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM A. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Uncle Dick, as he was known, was a much loved brother of my grandmother. There were I think 6 children; my grandmother was the eldest child and Dick was the second child and eldest son. My grandmother and he were close in age and it seems outlook. They apparently used to sneak off to local dances, with Dick organising a horse and gig in the moonlight. His father was a dairy farmer. Dick was quite tall for his age. Family talk was that he was often thought to be older than his years because of his height and build. Allegedly he lied about his age to enlist. I also recall extended family members saying the he lied about his age and enlisted because someone sent him a white feather. His death had a huge impact. The family placed annual In Memorium notices in the local paper for several years after his death on 30 October 1918 - 11 days before the War ended. (These can be found by search
    Public - Cheryl - Other Relative - 25 January 2015



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25 January 2015Cheryl WellingtonOther Relative

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