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Roderick Crighton McFarland

1/4 portrait of Gunner [Robert] Roderick Crighton Corbett McFarland, Reg no. 12811, New Zealand Field Artillery, died of wounds, France, 31/10/1917 (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-F364. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Gunner [Robert] Roderick Crighton Corbett McFarland, Reg no. 12811, New Zealand Fiel …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roderick Crighton AWMM
  • Surname
    McFarland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Robert Corbett AWMM
    • Robert Roderick Crichton McFarland AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12811 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 September 1895 NZWGT ChristchurchCanterbury NZWGT
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs S.M. McFarland (mother), St Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12811 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    31 Oct 1917 {Age 22} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Wounded in action (gunshot wounds both legs, fracture left femur) on 30 October 1917 and admitted to 8 Canadian Field Ambulance and transferred to 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day. Died of wounds at the casualty clearing station on 31 October 1917. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Robert McFarland was the son of Sarah Mary and the late Robert Stephenson McFarland, of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Previously employed as Clerk by New Zealand Portland Cement AWMM
    • He had four siblings - Jean (married name Lowe), Dorothy (married name Alexander), Mary (aka Nicky) and Telfour Public - Tim - Other relative - 23 April 2017 - Family. My mother is Jean's daughter and Roddy's neice
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About death

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  • Death
    31 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM VIII. D. 14. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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23 April 2017TimAuckland New ZealandOther relative
21 May 2015GlennKaroriResearcher

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