Richard Flutey

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 20 March 1895, East Eyreton, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 17 November 1972, Christchurch
  • Last rank Sergeant/Rifleman
  • Service number 33343
  • Served In 21st Reinforcement, J Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mrs Amiria Flutey, Kahutara, Featherston
  • Pre-war occupation Farm Labourer, Maddrens Rope Works, Christchurch
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted18 September 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 75 Waitemata, departed 19 January 1917, disembarked Plymouth, Devon, England, 27 March 1917.
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-1918-1919
  • Periods of serviceone year and 131 days in New Zealand and two years 93 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of three years and 223 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Maheno, 12 March 1919
  • Discharged28 April 1920, no longer physically fit for war service due to wounds received in action
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal