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Frank Shields Wilson

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Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Shields AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42717 AWMM
    • WWII 42717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845617) GoreSouthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • James Andrew Wilson (father), Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs D. Wilson, Thames St,Riverton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Andrew and Delia Wilson (nee Keightly), Caversham, Dunedin.

    There is a copy of a history of Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 6 Flying Boat Squadron (donated by Mr Bill MacGregor) in the Museum Library Archives. There are details of a test flight from Laucala Bay where NZ4022 crashed near Mbega Island. In all 12 died and 6 survived. It appears that Frank Wilson was one of those who died in this incident.

    Attended Riverton District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    27 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
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  • 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
    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ue - Z. Archives New Zealand (R17845617) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

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