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PATRICK WILLIAM FRENCH

FRENCH, PATRICK WILLIAM

RANK:   RIFLEMAN            SERIAL NO:  38148

UNIT:   1st BATTALION, 3rd RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:       22/03/1889          -       

DIED:     06/08/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
     
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, MESSINES, BELGIUM

SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   ROMAN CATHOLIC

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Thomas and Hannah FRENCH, Meeanee, NAPIER

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr THOMAS FRENCH (father), NAPIER

OCCUPATION:  FIREMAN

EMPLOYER:   N.Z. RAILWAYS

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU

HEIGHT:   5’ 8½”        WEIGHT:    149lb.        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   MEDIUM/FAIR    EYES:   BLUE        HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   PROUSE POINT MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE
                           
ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU             DATE:   16/10/1916

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT: 22nd  

MILITARY RECORD:
16/10/1916.  POSTED ‘H’ COMPANY, 22nd  REINFORCEMENT, FEATHERSTON.
11/02/1917.  OVERSTAYED LEAVE 1 DAY. (3 DAYS CONFINED TO BARRACKS).
16/02/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 78 ‘NAVUA’.
26/04/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
26/04/1917.  TAKEN ON STRENGTH, POSTED TO ‘B’ COMPANY, 5th RESERVE
BATTALION, N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
26/05/1917.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE) FROM ‘SLING’.
28/05/1917.  MARCHED IN ETAPLES.
18/06/1917.  JOINED BATTALION POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY IN THE FIELD.
06/08/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, MESSINES, BELGIUM.

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.