Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Private Frederick Joseph Wheeler - Glenfield Memorial, Auckland
On the night of the 3/4 July 1916 heavy German artillery was followed by a raid on the postion of the 1st Auckland (of which Wheeler was part of at this time) in the L'Epinette sector, France. Whilst the New Zealanders saw the Germans off there were 102 New Zealand casualties including 33 whom were killed. Frederick Wheeler was most likely one of these casualties. He is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. In total there are 4,403 Commonwealth burials in the cemetery.