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Frank William Wiltshire

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1/4 portrait of Sapper Wilson with the New Zealand Engineers, New Zealand Signal Corps, probably Sapper Frank William Wiltshire, Reg No 12687. Killed in action in France on 10 June 1917 at the Battle of Messines. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-W1376. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank William AWMM
  • Surname
    Wiltshire AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12687 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 March 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 wright AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12687 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Bank clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Joined Bank of New Zealand on 29 December 1914 and serving at Auckland branch at time of enlistment. Public - Paul - Researcher - 22 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred William Wiltshire, of Staines, Middlesex, England.

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Messiness, Belgium. Public - Paul - Researcher - 22 February 2015 - Friends of in Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres.
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM IV. E. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Bank of New Zealand memorial plaque is now located in the bank's Harbour Quays premises in Wellingto Public - Paul - Researcher - 22 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Museum, Wellington.
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1019 AWMM
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1063 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War. Research completed by Paul Hickford (2014-2017). AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 14 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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22 February 2015PaulWest AucklandResearcher