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Francis George Whitmore

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Whitfield, G.E. - Widdows, R.E. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Whitfield, G.E. - Widdows, R.E. (ph …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis George AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitmore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2155 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 September 1880 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ThamesCoromandel District Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Cornelius Ensor Whitmore (father), Puke Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2155 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 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      161 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Emily Whitmore and Cornelius Ensor Whitmore. Native of Paeroa, Thames.

    Four sons, brothers Francis George Whitmore (12/2155); Henry Arnold Whitmore (13/2261); John Ellis Whitmore (6/3507); and Douglas Fred Whitmore (65488) served in WW1. Two brothers were killed in action.

    Joined Auckland Infantry Regiment, Gallipoli, 8 June 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 6 April 1916.
    Killed in action, 28 September 1916.

    Parents: Emily Whitmore, 6 Commercial Road, Kingsland, Auckland, and the late Cornelius Ensor Whitmore AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 775 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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