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Frederick Colin Francis

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  F_010. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_010. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    Francis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    290436 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 1942 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    290436 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 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.139 Joiner/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.139
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.139
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Francis was the son of William J. Francis and of Ada Francis (nee Reynolds), of Whakatane, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1945 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Udine War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IV. F. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My father Colin Mervyn Francis deceased spoke fondly of you and I’m just discovering my family tree from records. I will remember your ultimate sacrifice. You will be remembered.
    Public - Shane Mervyn - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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  • We will always remember you
    Public - Shane Mervyn - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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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/2817703
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.139 AWMM

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25 April 2020Shane MervynPapamoa Direct descendant

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