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Francis Edward Pahl

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Letter, excerpt Auckland War Memorial Museum Manuscript Collection, Reference No.MS99/86. - No known copyright restrictions

Letter, excerpt Auckland War Memorial Museum Manuscript Collection, Reference No.MS99/86. - No known …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Pahl AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frank AWMM
  • Service number
    3536 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1876 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
    • 25 September 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E. Bayley (brother-in-law), Washington Valley, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank wrote to his mother from Charlestown, South Africa, on 25 January 1902, telling her of his successful convalescence and his impending departure for New Zealand. His brother Arthur, who was also in the same campaign wrote on 26 May 1902 having just learnt from another trooper that his brother had died and was in fact buried nearby as they passed through Charlestown. He was not allowed to visit his grave. These and other letters from the brothers are lodged in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Manuscript Collection, Reference No.MS99/86.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Auckland Museum Boer War " The Second Boer War Veterans" Display. Display item is a framed copy of the Roll of Honour of the 6 Contingent.

    Father was named George William Pahl. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 6 February 1902 AWMM
      CharlestownNatal AWMM
    • 6 February 1902 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Charlsetown Sa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Nelson South African War Memorial, Queen's Garden, Nelson AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Star AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      1901. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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