Rfn. Edwin Ernest Patchett

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Rfn. Edwin Ernest Patchett

Also Known As: "Edward Ernest Patchett"
Birthplace: Blenheim, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Death: March 29, 1918 (24)
Colincamps, Somme, France (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: Grevillers, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Not Recorded and Mary Ellen Patchett
Half brother of Thomas William Patchett; Annie Elizabeth Simpson; John William Patchett; Ellen Patchett; Albert Patchett and 3 others

Occupation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 15288460
Service No: WWI 58800
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Rfn. Edwin Ernest Patchett

Edwin Ernest Patchett (aka Edward) was born at Blenheim in the Marlborough region of New Zealand's North Island. His mother was Mary Ellen Patchett (nee Leeson) whose husband Joseph Patchett had died at Blenheim on 22 May 1892 at the age of 44 after fathering Edwin's seven older siblings. It is not known who Edwin's father is as his birth registration records NR in place of the fathers name, and he was born too far away from Joseph's death to be his son, even though Joseph is recorded as his father on his World War I records which also records Edwin's first name as 'Edward.' Edwin joined the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion during World War I (Service No. WWI 58800). He was killed in action at Colincamps, a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. He is remembered on the Grevillers New Zealand Memorial (bio by Debbie McCauley, 13 January 2022).


  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
  2. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sooty/genealogy/nzefrohP.html / Ref 13.4.2021
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Rfn. Edwin Ernest Patchett's Timeline

October 3, 1893
Blenheim, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Birth Registration Number: (reg. 1893/18049).

March 29, 1918
Age 24
Colincamps, Somme, France
March 29, 1918
Age 24
Grevillers New Zealand Memorial, Grevillers, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France