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Conan William Frazerhurst

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  F_011. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_011. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Conan William AWMM
  • Surname
    Frazerhurst AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frazer-Hurst AWMM
  • Service number
    31154 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1910 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Box 188, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dr J.L. Frazerhurst (father), Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    31154 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - Poland POW Deaths (R25405152)
      Poland, Europe POW Deaths (R25405152)
      Rudawa, near Cracow AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Liberated by the Russians AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 22778 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidental death in a train accident just after liberation AWMM
    • 3 October 1945 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Killed in a train accident. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Conan Frazerhurst was the son of Joseph Livingstone Frazer (Frazerhurst, Frazer-Hurst) (3/579) and Constance Marie Frazerhurst, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    A qualified pharmacist and medical student, he had been educated in Hora Hora Primary school, before leaving with his family for Tauranga where he completed his education. Returning to Whangarei, he obtained a position as a manager of Burfoot's Pharmacy until enlistment in September 1939.

    He had participated in the Grecian campaign, and his duties in charge of the wounded led him to volunteer to remain at his post. He was reported missing on May 30, 1940. Subsequently he organised the distribution of medical supplied in Stalag B and the German Tost Hospital, where his initiative in obtaining supplies for the sick impressed not only his own medical officers but also the Germans.

    A letter received by Doctor Frazerhurst from the officer-in-charge of the hospital, referred in the highest terms to Staff-Sergeant Frazerhurst's high character and devotion to duty.

    Had been a POW in Stalag 8B after being captured in the Greek campaign. He was killed while being evacuated by train to Odessa, after liberation from the Russians. Two carriages telescoped, killing eight men, four of whom were New Zealanders. The Russians buried the victims with full military honours at Cracow.

    Two sons, brothers, served in WW2, Terence Simon Frazerhurst (2670) and Conan Frazerhurst (31154).

    Served as Frazerhurst. Registered at birth as Frazer-Hurst. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    PolandEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland AWMM 2. A. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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