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Allan Edward 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
    Allan Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Francis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    45796 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
    • Unknown AWMM Owhango, Wanganui - Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Owhango is a small settlement some 22 km South of Taumarunui on State Highway 4. It is in the King Country not Wanganui - Manawatu. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 November 2020 - research
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Francis (mother), Hamilton Road, Morrinsville, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45796 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Allan Francis was the son of William and Anna Francis, of Owhango, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Owhango is a small settlement some 22 km South of Taumarunui on State Highway 4. It is in the King Country not Auckland.

      Allan's pre was occupation was a Timber Mill Hand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 November 2020 - research

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Taumarunui War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 November 2020 - research

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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/2768571
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 73 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 November 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
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