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Franklin Bowes

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12626 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12626 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
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.49 Gold-dredge hand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.49
    GreymouthGrey District 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.49
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      25 October 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 106, Vercelli, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 21 February 1944 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Shot while at large. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Franklin Bowes was the son of Emerson and Louise Bowes, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. He was the husband of Rhona Bowes, Christchurch. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Milan War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI.B.4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • To the grandfather I never knew, your only son, who you saw for only a few hours before heading to war, has hopefully reunited with you after passing away on December 31 last year. I'm proud to have you as my grand dad. The Italians remember you with great fondness and respect.
    Public - Amanda - Direct descendant - 6 July 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2816759
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.49 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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06 July 2017AmandaNorth Canterbury New ZealandDirect descendant

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