Frederick Terence Poynton 16 September 1924 - 15 September 1951 Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLance Corporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMr F.G. Poynton (father)DoncasterYorkshireEngland AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number Military units Military service 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 Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of DiseaseCause 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-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 2015 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.