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Wilfred Blythe Kirk

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Blythe AWMM
  • Surname
    Kirk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/484 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 February 1895 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 29 May 1915 AWMM Eccles Street, Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Kirk (father), Eccles Street, Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 29 May 1915 AWMM Clerk AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Whilst in field in the Armentieres area Wilfred Kirk was sent to the nearest New Zealand Field Ambulance suffering from neurasthenia and loss of memory AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      9 September 1916 after a short recovery Wilfred Kirk was ill again with Catalepsy, shell shock AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Kirk and Emma Kirk, of Crewe St., Gore, Southland, New Zealand.

    Transferred to England when his health began to rapidly deteriorate. He spent time at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, Hornchurch Convalescent Depot and Codford Command Depot. By early January 1917 the medical authorities had diagnosed that he was suffering from hysteria epilepsy. The cause of his death was cerebral tumour. (Church, p.84)

    Brothers Mervyn Kirk (24/207) died in New Zealand and Wilfred Blythe Kirk (24/484) died in England.

    Wilfred is remembered on his family's grave in Gore. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM A. 2. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, Gore cemetery, Crewe Street, Gore AWMM
    • Gore Memorial AWMM

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05 December 2018JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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