Frederick Terence Poynton Born 16 September 1924 - Died 15 September 1951 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankLance Corporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesFrederick Terence AWMM SurnamePoynton AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth16 September 1924 AWMM Place of birthUnited Kingdom AWMM Birth notesUnited Kingdom AWMM Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMr F.G. Poynton (father), Doncaster, Yorkshire, England AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMMDied of disease, polio-encephalmyelitis AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLance Corporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Regular Force 1950-51Served with Kayforce 1951"But Songo fever was only one among a number of threats. This had been brought home by the tragic case of Lance-Corporal Frederick Poynton, a regular soldier, whose prolonged efforts to join Kayforce had finally been rewarded when he was selected for the Expansion Draft. Less than a month after he arrived in Japan, however, he was struck down by polio-encephalmyelitis." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 240)Rank last held was listed as Temporary Lance CorporalDied of disease (polio-encephalmyelitis) AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death15 September 1951 AWMM Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Place of deathJapan AWMM Death notesJapan AWMM Cemetery nameUnited Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryNZ Herald, 19 September 1951, p. 7. AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Frederick Terence Poynton by laying a poppy. Claude Henry Poynton David James Poynton Frederick Terence Poynton Michael Poynton Frederick Charles Pracy Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Frederick Terence Poynton Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand Defence Force. Roll of Honour. Personnel who have died on operational service since 3 September 1945.http://medals.nzdf.mil.nz/info/roll-of-honour/index.htmlSources UsedNew Zealand Navy in the Korean War. Navy Museum.http://www.navymuseum.mil.nz/history/time/korean/default.htmFurther ReferenceNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). Volume II: Combat Operations, pp. 240, 371, 410. AWMMHopkins, G. (2002). Tales from Korea : the Royal New Zealand Navy. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMNZ Herald, 19 September 1951, p. 7. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.