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HAROLD JOSEPH FLETCHER

FLETCHER, HAROLD JOSEPH

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  30194

UNIT:    No.2 N.Z. ENTRENCHING BATTALION 

BORN:       12/03/1892          -       WAKARARA      

DIED:     14/04/1918        KILLED IN ACTION     
         
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE    
    
SINGLE:              RELIGION:   ROMAN CATHOLIC

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Joseph and Nellie FLETCHER, ONGA ONGA

SIBLINGS:  Samuel FLETCHER (10/3798) died of wounds 14/10/1916 aged     23

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Nellie FLETCHER (mother), ONGA ONGA

OCCUPATION:  CONTRACTOR

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ONGA ONGA 
    
HEIGHT:   5ft. 8½”        WEIGHT:    10st. 7lb.        CHEST:   33”

COMP:   DARK        EYES:   GREENISH        HAIR:  DARK
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  MESSINES RIDGE (N.Z. MEMORIAL), BELGIUM
             
    

ENLISTED:       FEATHERSTON        DATE:   12/08/1916

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   20th            

MILITARY RECORD:
21/08/1916.  POSTED ‘F’ COMPANY, 20th REINFORCEMENT.
30/12/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 72 ‘ATHENIC’.
03/03/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
03/03/1917.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’, POSTED TO 2nd CANTERBURY COMPANY.
03/04/1917.  MARCHED OUT TO CODFORD.
21/05/1917.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS TO FRANCE.
04/09/1917.  ADMITTED 4th GENERAL STATIONARY HOSPITAL (SCABIES).
12/09/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO BASE DEPOT, FRANCE.
08/02/1918.  ATTACHED STRENGTH N.Z. DIVISIONAL REINFORCEMENT CAMP.
08/04/1918.  TRANSFERRED TO No.2 N.Z. ENTRENCHMENT BATTALION.
14/04/1918.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.