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Frank Osmond Percival

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  • Service number
    208237 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Signalman AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM
  • War
    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
    Frank Osmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Percival AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    208237 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    30 June 1924 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Workington, Cumberland, England AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Workington, England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farm hand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Sheffield, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    208237 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
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Signalman AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Kayforce 1951

    "The continuing danger was brought home when three New Zealand signalmen went for a walk over a hill immediately behind Divisional Headquarters on 6 December 1951. They followed a well-worn path until they reached the wire which they thought bounded a minefield, but somehow they missed the wire on the other side because they were already inside the minefield. One of the Chinese box-type mines was tripped off, and the explosion killed Signalman F.O. Percival." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 242) AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    6 December 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 242, 371, 409. AWMM