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Frank Maine Bateson



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Maine AWMM
  • Surname
    Bateson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 5097 AWMM
    • WWII NZ5097 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 October 1909 AWMM Lower HuttWellington AWMM
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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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  • POW serial number
    WWII 28899 AWMM

Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Doris

    Internationally known astronomer and star expert. The Planet Bateson (minor planet 2434) was named for him in 1981

    Honorary Doctorate Waikato University 1979

    Author of numerous scholarly publications as well as "Paradise Beckons", his personal reminiscences.

    Established the site of the MT Johns observatory in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania.

    Awarded the Jackson-Swilt Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1960

    He was the first European elected to the Cook Island Legislative Assembly 1957

    Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1933, aged 24. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 April 2007 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
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14 February 2018john edwinCottesloe, Western AustraliaResearcher

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