Frank Fitch RFA QSA

1877 Apr 14. Born Chelmsford, Essex

1881 census at 92, High Street, Chelmsford

1891 census at 92, High Street, Chelmsford

1897 Jun 14. Enlisted in 1st Dragoons. He was a Draper's Assistant. 12 year engagement

1899 Oct 31. Posted to South Africa.

1900 Feb 12. Prisoner Of War at SpringfieldĀ (Official casualty roll location: Springfield). Rejoined on 16 Nov 1900 at Not statedĀ (Official casualty roll location: Not stated). Private , 4112, 1st (Royal) Dragoons, The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Belfast

The odd scrape on discipline

1902 Sep 26 Returns to UK.

1904 Feb 20 Arrived in India with 1st Dragoons.

1909 Mar 9. Promoted Cpl

1911 census a Cpl in 1st Royal Dragoons, Muttra, India.

1911 Nov 20 Posted to South Africa.

1913 Dec 4 Character Report

1914 Sep 19 Returns to UK

1914 Oct 8 Landed in France. He was a Corporal

1914 Oct 24 Returns to UK. Wounded after 2 weeks. Shot in the elbow

1917 Aug 15. Commissioned, and returned to France as Interpret or in Indian Labour Corps. To be temp 2nd Lt, General List, 4112 Cpl Frank Fitch and later on General List for duty with Royal Artillery1917


1920 Jun1 to Oct 4 Employed under Directorate of Graves Registration.

1920 Oct 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 791. Posted to G Coy.

1920 Dec 13 Admitted Limerick Military Hospital

1921 May 17. Correspondence with War Office, showing that he was in ADRIC from address.

1921 Aug 30 to 2 Sep. In Limerick Military Hospital

1922 Jan 19 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1934 Aug 2. Leaves UK for Sydney, Aus. Profession "independent" returning home to NZ.

1948 Apr 2. Died Queensland, Aus. (from Ancestry tree & it is in Brisbane Courier-Mail)