FAHEY, Alphonsus Cecil
(Service number 55696)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 14 November 1894 Place of Birth Milton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Heaton Street, Timaru
Occupation Student
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. FAHEY (mother), Heaton Street, Timaru
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 33rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C. Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Dental surgeon


Date 27 May 1970 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Mangere Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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