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Full Name: Patrick Pierce Phelan
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Patrick Pierce
Surname: Phelan
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 65799
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Australia
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs Elsie May Phelan (wife), Te Mata, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 33rd Reinforcements E Company
Embarkation Date: 31 December 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 99
Vessel: Athenic
Destination: Glasgow, Scotland
Nominal Roll Footnotes: Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number: 76
Page on Nominal Roll: 18
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, D Company, 3rd
Place of Death: Le Cateau, France
Date of Death: 8 October 1918
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Reference: III. B. 4.
Biographical Notes: Son of John and Annie Phelan of Enfield, Victoria, Australia; husband of Elsie May Phelan, of Te Mata.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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