FAHEY, Patrick Joseph
(Service number 7/2383)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||25 April 1892||Place of Birth||Glenavy|
|Date||15 December 1915||Age||23 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Glenavy, South Canterbuy|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Julia FAHEY (mother), Glenavy, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 12 stone. hest measurement 35-38½ inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair dark brown. Sight normal, both eyes 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. Teeth satisfactory. No illness. Free from hernis, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No fits. Fit.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||11th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||1 April 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Infantry|
|Campaigns||Egyptian; Western European|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||22 September 1917||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded 25 September 1916: Gun shot wound to arm and left leg. Sent to field hospital and then on to England. Left arm amputated. Was fitted with an artificial left arm, 23 March 1917. Returned to New Zealand 14 July 1917.
|Date||22 January 1961||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 241, Plot 951|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Patrick Joseph FAHEY was the eldest son of Bryan FAHEY and his wife, Johanna (Julia) née PURCELL, who had both came to new Zealand from County Galway, Ireland. Patrick was born on 25 April 1894 at Glenavy and attended the Tawai School. His father died tragically in December 1904, drowning in the Waitaki River, and left a young widow with nine children and a tenth unborn. Patrick was permanently disabled in the war, having his left arm amputated. Patrick's brother-in-law, Richard YESBERG, also served in the first World War, before he married Norah Fahey.
After the war Patrick married Margaret Ellen Fitzharris in 1929.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0038718) [29 June 2016]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [27 June 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [27 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 10 December 1904, Otago Witness, 14 December 1904, New Zealand Herald, 7 October 1916 (Papers Past) [27 June 2016]
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Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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