FYFE, Alfred James
(Service number 73491)
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|Date||23 May 1881||Place of Birth||Wai-iti, Timaru|
|Date||23 January 1917||Age||35 years|
|Address at Enlistment||78 Wilson Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||Timaru Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane FYFE (mother), 78 Wilson Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||2 September 1932||Age||51 years|
|Place of Death||New Plymouth|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth|
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Alfred James Fyfe was born on 23 May 1881 at Timaru, the third son of Scottish parents, Thomas Webster Fyfe and his second wife, Jane (Jean, née Craigie) Fyfe. Thomas’ first wife, Margaret née Craigie, died not ten months after she, Thomas and their little daughter arrived in New Zealand. She was buried at Timaru, Jane and Thomas and some of their family in the same plot. Alfred was educated at Gleniti (Wai-iti) and Waimataitai schools.
Mr A. J. Fyfe, of Timaru, was engaged in 1916 but did not marry. Both Alfred and his brother Christopher were listed on the 1st Division Reserve Rolls in 1916, Alfred at Timaru and Christopher at Wellington. In 1917 Alfred voluntarily attested. He had served with the Timaru Rifles. A bookseller, residing at home in Timaru, he nominated his mother as next-of-kin.
Alfred James Fyfe married Clarice Grace Johnson (Grace) in 1928. He died on 2 September 1932 at New Plymouth and was buried in Te Henui Cemetery. His eldest brother, Thomas Camperdown Fyfe, served with the New Zealand Forces, while a younger brother, Charles Marshall Fyfe, served with the Australian Forces, and his youngest brother, Christopher Hume Fyfe, also enlisted with the New Zealand Forces.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [28 December 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [13 April 2020]; Te Henui Cemetery headstone transcription [28 December 2020], Te Henui Cemetery burial record (New Plymouth District Council) [28 December 2020]; Timaru Herald, 17 June 1916 (Papers Past) 26 December 2002]; NZ WWI Reserve Rolls [28 December 2020]
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