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Although registered as Richard frederick james Kinchant he seems to be known as Frederick possibly to avoid confusion with his father Richard 1901 census his parents are in London with a new baby and Frederick and his sister are with relatives back in Matlock

1901 census
Source                 RG13 Piece 3266  Folio 140   Page 46
Place                  Matlock, West Derby
Dwelling               schedule 246 Lime Grove Walk 

Frederick     Barber    head M  63    Photogaphic Dealer          Lords Sheffield      
Emma  A       Barber    wife M  60                                Lords Sheffield 
Frederick R J Kinchant  gson s  10                                Cheltenham Glous.

Name: Fredk R J Kinchant 
Port of Departure: Brisbane, Australia 
Arrival London   : 8 Mar 1908 
Ports of Voyage: Brisbane Colombo Melbourne Sydney Adelaide  
Ship Name: Ormuz 
Shipping Line: Orient Steam Navigation Company 
Official Number: 93431 

Some time before 1911 Frederick emigrated to New Zealand

Poverty Bay Herald, 22 aug 1911
Frederick richard james Kinchant charged with assault

Wanganui Chronical 5 Feb 1912  
Cricket Notes, Taihape 
Bowling analysis, Kinchant 2 for 38

Frederick must have volunteered early in the war for the 1st Wellington Infantry Battalion,
as he was already a Lance Corperal at the time a volunteer force
of 5 Brigades left NZ on the 15th oct 1914 for Egypt in defence of the Suez canal.
In 1915 the NZ forces were to be combined with Australian forces to form the ANZAC Division
for the attack on Gallipoli.

Auckland War Memorial
War World War I,      1914-1918
Full Name:            Frederick Kinchant 
Serial No.            10/852 
First Known Rank:     Lance Corporal 
Next of Kin:          Miss M. Adams, 3 Bolton Terrace, Wellington, NZ 
Marital Status:       Single 
Enlistment Address: Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand Military District: Wellington Body on Embarkation: Main Body Embarkation Unit: 1st Wellington Infantry Battalion Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914 Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand Transport: HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 Vessel: Limerick or Arawa Destination: Suez, Egypt Page on Nominal Roll 393 Archives NZ source: Military Personnel File Sources: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force,


Having trained in Egypt the combined forces arrived on morning of 25 april 1915 only to be disembarked at the wrong beach, later named "Anzac Cove".
The 1st Wellington Brigade began landing aound 1pm commanded by colonel William george Malone.
They were to find themselves pinned down in the cove surrounded by steep hills for several weeks faceing a war of attrition, on the 5th May, when Frederick was wounded, the New Zealand infantry had been moved south (some 13 miles) to the Helles Penisular.

On the 8th May the New Zealand infantry made two thrilling charges across the "Daisy Patch" towards Krithia, gaining only 500 yards but losing 800 men (compared with 931 in the first three days at Anzac).
The remains of the NZ brigades returned to Anzac cove.
Frederick may be considered fortunate indeed to be only wounded as 2700 of his companions would be killed in the ensuing skirmishes.
4/5 May
Believing Anzac to be secure,Sir Ian Hamilton moved two brigades, the Australian Second Infantry Brigade and the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, to the Cape Helles front as reserves for the Second Battle of Krithia, starting on 6 May. This was the first major assault at Helles and gained about a quarter of a mile on a wide front at the now customary enormous cost in casualties.

Ashburton Gardian 6th May 1915
The Dardenells, wounded 5th May
Wellington Infantry Battalion
10/852 lance corperal F Kinchant

Ashbuton Gardian, 31st May 1915
Progress of Wounded, Second General Hospital Manchester
Covalencent Wellington Battalion, Lance coperal Frederick R. Kinchant. 10/852
next of kin (Miss M. Adams, 3, Bolton-Terrace, Wellington NZ

1916 F R Kinchant b.1889 on the passenger list Depart Plymouth arrive Auckland

17 aug 1918 the Anzac Recorder
10/852 F R Kinchant returned to The Annex Hospital for further treatment

possible daughter
Edna isobelle Kinchant died NZ 1946 aged 22
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