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Frank Arthur Worsley

Frank Worsley. Ref: 1/2-004931-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Frank Worsley. Ref: 1/2-004931-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Worsley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1872 AWMM Akaroa HarbourAkaroa AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Master Mariner. Captain of the ship 'Endurance' in Ernest Shackleton's 1913-1916 South Polar Expedition. Was on Antarctic expedition with Shackleton at the outbreak of war. Finally got back to UK in 1917 - serving in Q-ships in 1917-18 and reported as serving in this patrol vessel in September 1918 - serving in Russia post Armistice with RN. Served in the Second World War as a Royal Naval Reserve Lecturer. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 February 1943 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • Age at death
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