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Frederick Terence Poynton

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  • Service number
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Terence AWMM
  • Surname
    Poynton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    16 September 1924 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    United Kingdom AWMM
  • Birth notes
    United Kingdom AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.G. Poynton (father), Doncaster, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease, polio-encephalmyelitis AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Regular Force 1950-51

    Served 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 Corporal

    Died of disease (polio-encephalmyelitis) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 September 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Japan AWMM
  • Death notes
    Japan AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 19 September 1951, p. 7. AWMM

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • McGibbon, 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. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • McGibbon, 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. AWMM
      McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). Volume II: Combat Operations, pp. 240, 371, 410. AWMM
    • Hopkins, G. (2002). Tales from Korea : the Royal New Zealand Navy. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald, 19 September 1951, p. 7. AWMM