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Frank William Wiltshire

  • Service number
    12687 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sapper AWMM
    New Zealand Engineers AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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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  • 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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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Banker AWMM
    • 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.
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Wiltshire (father), G.P.O., Witney, England AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12687 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53 AWMM
    Vessel was Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Sapper AWMM
    12th Reinforcements New Zealand Signalling Corps AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • 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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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sapper AWMM
    New Zealand Engineers AWMM

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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About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    • Belgium AWMM
    • Messiness, Belgium. Public - Paul - Researcher - 22 February 2015 - Friends of in Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres.
  • Death notes
    Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    IV. E. 7. AWMM
  • 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
    • 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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22 February 2015PaulWest AucklandResearcher