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Ian Harry Walter Franks

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Memorial photograph, unveiled on 25 April 2004 by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta was supplied by Bev Tosh. - This image may be subject to copyright

Memorial photograph, unveiled on 25 April 2004 by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta was supplied by …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Harry Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Franks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42172 AWMM
    • WWII 42172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) ManaiaCoromandel District RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. T. F. Franks of Warea, Taranaki AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ42172 AWMM
    • WWII 42172 AWMM
  • Military service
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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ian Franks was the son of Thomas Frederick Franks and of Cora Elizabeth Grey Franks (nee Keig) of Taranaki, New Zealand.

    No log book.

    Attended New Plymouth Boys High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kenogami Protestant Cemetery, Quebec, Canada AWMM Sec. J. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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