FAHEY, Alphonsus Cecil
(Service number 55696)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||14 November 1894||Place of Birth||Milton|
|Address at Enlistment||Heaton Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. FAHEY (mother), Heaton Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||33rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C. Company|
|Date||31 December 1917|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 May 1970||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Mangere Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Alphonsus Cecil Fahey was the third son of John David and Ellen (Eleanor, Nellie, née Cavanagh) Fahey. He left Timaru with the South Canterbury quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916. He did not embark, however until 31 December 1917. Perhaps he completed his studies.His brother, John Francis Fahey, died of influenza at sea en route to England on 5 September 1918. His father, who served in Timaru for twenty years as detective sergeant and as senior sergeant, died suddenly in October 1929 at Invercargill, having been transferred to there at the beginning of the year. He and Nellie are buried at Timaru.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 2 May 1916 (Papers Past) [02 August 2016]
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