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Francis Athol Cimino
Francis Athol Cimino – but always known as Peter was last seen on the night of 6th August before he was killed. He died sometime between 6th and 8th August – it is probably nearer the 8th as it is thought he lived to go to the final assault on Rhododendron Ridge. The last person who lived to tell the tale saw him on the night of 6 8 15.
Francis / Peter sailed on 15 8 1914 with 1413 others from NZ to Apia, Samoa via Fiji.
The contingent re- took the Island Upolu as requested by London, from the German occupiers. They claimed the land for King George V.
In August 1914 Francis was single and he enlisted at Eastbourne in Wellington. Otago Infantry Battalion/ Regiment. N.Z.E.F- Serial no 8/2261 (8 stand for Otago Infantry). On 14 August 1914 Francis left Wellington in a contingent of 1413 , to go to Apia in Samoa (Samoan Advance Party They travelled via Fiji landing at Apia on 29th Aug