Richard William Polglaze

13 July 1911–2013 (Age 101)
New Zealand

The Life of Richard William

When Richard William Polglaze was born on 13 July 1911, in New Zealand, his father, Richard Jenkin Polglaze, was 29 and his mother, Louisa Lawrence Fawcett, was 30. He died in 2013, in his hometown, at the age of 102, and was buried in Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand.

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Age 3

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 12

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 28

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

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  • Richard William Polglaze, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Richard William Polglaze, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Headstone image of Richard William Polglaze from

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