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Frank Fenton

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    WWII 36392 AWMM
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Te tūnga whakamutunga
  • Pakanga
A group of New Zealand Soldiers engaged in clearing abandoned airfields, from Left to Right: J. Corbett (Gore), F. Fenton D.C.M (Auckland), D. Cundy (Wellington), Lieut. R.A. Pickmere (Auckland), M. Vincent (Auckland), R. Hume (Wellington), S. Lewis (Wellington), J. Smith (Wellington), R.S. Evans (Lower Hutt). Image kindly provided by Margaret Pickmere (March 2021).

A group of New Zealand Soldiers engaged in clearing abandoned airfields, from Left to Right: J. Corb …

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  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Frank AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Fenton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    WWII 36392 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    23 Huitanguru 1919 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 280 Point Chevalier Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    WW2 Mrs Janet Fenton (mother), 280 Point Chevalier Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 1 Huitanguru 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

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  • Kauhanga riri
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWII 36392 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    "Spr. Fenton displayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty in operating a mine detector under most hazardous conditions during the attack on the west of Tel el Eisa on the night of 1/2 November 1942. There was little cessation in the bursting of mortar shells all about him, the minefields were covered by sharp machine-gun fire and Spr. Fenton, as the forward most member of the party was being repeatedly sniped at from an uncleared enemy pocket, but not once did he hesitate or delay in sweeping for mines. He operated the mine dector for more than two hours without relief, When it seemed certain that enemy fire would hold up operations Spr. Fenton calmly and fearlessly carried on and largely as a result of his devotion to duty and gallant example the lane was cleared without delay." Pomeroy and Beattie, p. 99 AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Machinist/Civilian AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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  • Matenga
    19 Poutūterangi 2004 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial M Row 17, Plot 178 AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Frank Fenton mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Frank Fenton

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  • Miss you Poppa,
    Visited El Alamein War Memorial and its a beautiful place. Its worth a visit if you are ever up around Alexandria as they have done a wonderful job.
    Best memory of Poppa is that he always bought me books, interesting books.
    He was a great man and kind to us kids growing up.
    Good on you Levon for writing what you did about our Poppa.
    Public - Vicki - Direct descendant - 7 Haratua 2019
  • My dear loving Poppa.

    The best man I ever met. Taught me to shoot, taught me everything. Loving Husband to my Nana who he called "Winnie". Father to my Mother Margaret. my Uncle Frank, my Auntie Ellen. Grandfather to my Cousin Carl and Vicki, and also Samantha and Guerin.
    Pop was wounded by a German made "S mine" at the El Alamein conflict in WW2 while clearing mines under heavy shelling, mortar fire and machine gun harassment. He and his mens actions cleared a path that allowed heavy armor to pass and flank Rommel's Panzer divisions and drive the Germans back into retreat. His bravery saved many lives and allowed a victory which won him the Distinguished conduct medal.
    Pop was discovered laying wounded by passing brass who ordered his rescue. Pop awoke on a medical ship. His left eye was blinded and shrapnel remained in his head until his last day.
    I love you Poppa. I miss you.
    Public - Levon - Direct descendant - 27 Paengawhāwhā 2018

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