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Francis William Wylde-Browne

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wright W.J. to Wrobleske F.W. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis William AWMM
  • Surname
    Wylde-Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frank Wylde Browne AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5/149a AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1876 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
    Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 September 1914 AWMM London, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Janey Wylde-Browne (sister), 40 Fitzjames Avenue, West Kensington, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Separated AWMM
    Separated, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5/149a 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
    WW1 8 September 1914 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Engineer/Military AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 4.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      147 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Colour AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      2 artificial teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Septic fingers January 1916, admitted 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismalia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to England circa April 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Reported wounded 14 July 1916, gsw wound chest and abdomen AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to Hospital, NZGH Walton on Thames AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand 19 September 1916 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Grace Wylde-Browne and Ralph Wylde-Browne. His legal next of kin address was Ponsonby, Auckland.

    Formerly married to Winifred Ann Jones, one child Ralph aged 12 at time of attestation.

    Conduct sheet accounts for insubordination

    Invalided to New Zealand on the Marama 22 October 1916

    Service record notes " Lost at Sea 20 June 1917, en route to Australia on SS Clan [Mc??]"

    We believe the man named in the World War 1 Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum is Francis William Wylde-Browne but we would appreciate biographical information to confirm this. Please contact AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 June 1917 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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