FRIEL, Francis Hugh
(Service number 29161)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs C. FRIEL (mother), Pleasant Point  
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
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Date 23 August 1969 Age 75 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 18, Plot 284
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Daniel & Catherine FRIEL, of Pleasant Point. Brother Edward died of wounds in WWI. Brother Michael Joseph also served in WWI.Francis returned to New Zealand in May 1919 by the troopship Arawa. Married Honorah Hilda (Norah) BREEN in 1923.


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; Timaru Herald 1 May 1919 (Papers Past) [02 May 2014]

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