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From: Olwyn Whitehouse <>
Subject: [nz] Dr Patrick Augustine Ardagh 1888 -1944. Age 56 - don't believeeverything you read on the internet
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 12:05:05 -0500

Dr Patrick Augustine Ardagh

The CWGC website list Dr Ardagh's age at death as 56 but the Auckland
Museum web site says he was born in 1891 and is 52.
Where did they get the 1891 date from?

Annie Eliza nee Ford and James John Ardagh married in 1883
1884 Ardagh John Joseph
1886 Ardagh Mary
1888 Ardagh Patrick Augustine
1889 Ardagh Cyril Edgar
1891 Ardagh Margaret Eudora
1892 Ardagh Adrian Emmett
1894 Ardagh Catherine Aloyoius
1902 Ardagh Annie Elizabeth Mary
1904 Ardagh Monica Ima

Evening Post, 23 March 1944, Page 6 BRIGADIER ARDAGH
Advice that Brigadier P. A. Ardagh, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., New Zealand
Medical Corps, has been mentioned in dispatches for his services
during operations in Sicily has been received from the War Office. The
award was made on the recommendation of the Commander-in-Chief, Italy.
Brigadier Ardagh, who went overseas with the Third Echelon as a
Lieut.-Colonel in command of the Surgical Division of a New Zealand
General Hospital, was a year ago seconded to United Kingdom forces in
the Middle East for duty as Deputy Director of Medical Services of a
Corps, and was granted the temporary rank of Brigadier. In civil life
a distinguished surgeon in practice in Christchurch, Brigadier Ardagh
has an outstanding record of service overseas in two wars. He served
in France and England from early in 1917 to 1919, and was awarded the
M.C. and later the D.S.O. Each decoration was given in recognition of
his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in working at his
dressing station for long periods under heavy shell fire and without
sleep. "He displayed, high courage and resource and was the means of
saving many lives," stated the citation for ' the D.S.O.

During the present war, Brigadier Ardagh has, for his services in the
Middle East, been appointed a Commander of the Military Division of
the Order of the Bath and has been mentioned in dispatches. In
November, 1941, he was appointed Officer Commanding a New Zealand
casualty clearing staOon and in May, 1942, was promoted Colonel when
appointed Assistant Director of MediCal Services to the New Zealand

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