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Colin James Franks

Taken at Cairo 6/12/1941 on the night before leaving for the Western Desert.

Portrait of CJ 'Buster' Franks

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin James AWMM
  • Surname
    Franks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 45252 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1920 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    18/02/1920 Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Family information.
  • Place of birth
    Dannevirke Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Family information.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 7 Tama St., Lower Hutt AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Cabinetmaker Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Family information.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. S.J. Franks, 7 Tama St., Lower Hutt (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM
    • Single Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Family information.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 45252 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.121 Cabinetmaker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.121
    WellingtonNew Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.121
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IV-D, Torgau, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
    • POW at PG 107 (Gruppiggano, Italy) 24/8/1943. Transferred to Stalag IV B 29/1/43, Stalag IV D 6/1/44 Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Military Personnel File
    • POW at PG 107 (Gruppiggano, Italy) should read 24/8/1942. A POW for 974 days in total. Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Military Personnel file.
  • Liberation date
    24/4/1945 Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Personal diary.
  • Liberation Repatriation
    Safe in UK 15/05/1945 Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Military Personnel File
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    • WWII 229700 AWMM
    • 229700 Public - Rob - Child - 1 January 2020 - Military Personnel File

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.121 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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01 January 2020RobMaroochydore, Queensland, Austra;iaDirect descendant

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