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Francis William Menzies

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  • Service number
    • 10/798A AWMM
    • 5/798a AWMM
  • Also known as
    Frank AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
1/4 portrait of Gunner Frank (Francis William) Menzies of the New Zealand Field Artillery. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-M792. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis William AWMM
  • Surname
    Menzies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frank AWMM
  • Service number
    • 10/798A AWMM
    • 5/798a AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    5 March 1894 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Junior Lifter/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 Aug 1914 Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Amelia Menzies (mother), Massey Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 10/798A AWMM
    • 5/798a AWMM
  • Military service
    • Auckland Territorials (3 years) AWMM
    • Railways Engineers AWMM
    • Divisional Train, No 2 Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 August 1914 AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 20 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      138 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli, gun shot wounds to arm, face, chest. Dated 24 June 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      30 June 1915 Egyptian Army Hospital noted schrapnel wound arm shoulder AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      5 August 1915, Transferred from No 1 Stationery Hospital, Port Said to Tahiti for return to new Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 8 May 1916 AWMM
    Medically unfit for active war service on account of injuries received in service AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Amelia and Archibald Menzies

    Enlisted in Auckland, 19 April 1914. Attested in Wellington 27 August 1914

    Returned to New Zealand on the Tahiti

    Enlisted as Frank. Listed at Archives New Zealand as Frank. Service number changed, listed with number 5/798a by National Archives AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    45 AWMM
  • Date of death
    • 1939 AWMM
    • November Public - Thomas Martin (Tom) - 26 August 2016 - Christchurch Press 18 Nov 39
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    • New Zealand AWMM
    • 171 Selwyn St
      Christchurch Public - Thomas Martin (Tom) - 26 August 2016 - Christchurch Press 18 Nov 39
  • Death notes
    • New Zealand AWMM
    • Christchurch Press 18 November 1939 Public - Thomas Martin (Tom) - 26 August 2016 - Christchurch Press 18 Nov 39
  • Cemetery name
    Bromley Cemetery - Soldiers' section Public - Thomas Martin (Tom) - 26 August 2016 - Christchurch Press 18 Nov 39
    Photograph and visit 18 Aug 16
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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26 August 2016Thomas Martin (Tom)Auckland NZOther