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Full Name
William James Fitton
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William James
Surname
Fitton
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12997
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
James Fitton (father), Aratora, via Mangapeehi, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
3rd Reinforcements to 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date
6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Mokoia or Navua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
31
Page on Nominal Roll
23
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
1 November 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Grave Reference
IV. A. 25.
Biographical Notes
William Fitton was the son of Mr. J. Fitton, of Kopaki, Te Kuiti, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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