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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: Military personnel file
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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