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SAMUEL FLETCHER

FLETCHER, SAMUEL

 RANK:   PRIVATE                               SERIAL NO:  10/3798

 

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON RIFLES

 

BORN:             09/12/1893                    -         HAWKE’S BAY

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DIED:     14/10/1916                  DIED OF WOUNDS

     

PLACE:     No.11 STATIONARY HOSPITAL, ROUEN, FRANCE

 

SINGLE:                                      RELIGION:   ROMAN CATHOLIC

 

WIFE:    

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

PARENTS:   Joseph and Nellie FLETCHER, ONGA ONGA

                                                                                                                                           

SIBLINGS:   Harold Joseph FLETCHER (30194) killed in action 14/04/1918, France 

 

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

 

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

 

EMPLOYER:   R. GRAHAM

 

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ONGA ONGA

 

HEIGHT:   5’ 11”              WEIGHT:  127lb.                  CHEST:   35”

 

COMP:   MEDIUM            EYES:   HAZEL           HAIR:  DARK BROWN

        

EDUCATION:  

 

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, FRANCE

                                                                                                                                           

                                           

 

 

ENLISTED:    TRENTHAM                         DATE:   18/10/1915

 

MAIN BODY:                                REINFORCEMENT:    9th  

 

MILITARY RECORD:

23/10/1915.  POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY, 9th REINFORCEMENT.

31/10/1915.  TRANSFERRED HEADQUARTERS STAFF.

07/12/1915.  TRANSFERRED ‘B’ COMPANY, 9th REINFORCEMENT.

08/01/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 37 ‘MAUNGANUI’.

12/02/1916.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.

12/02/1916.  ADMITTED GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL, SUEZ (MEASLES).

18/02/1916.  ATTACHED STRENGTH NEW ZEALAND BASE DEPOT.

09/04/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE ON ‘LONDONDERRY CASTLE’.

17/04/1916.  ADMITTED 2nd AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL.

18/07/1916.  REJOINED 2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.

02/10/1916.  ADMITTED XV CORPS DRESSING STATION (MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS).

14/10/1916.   DIED OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS (CHEST AND BOTH LEGS),

No.11 STATIONARY  HOSPITAL, ROUEN, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED: 

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.

VICTORY MEDAL.