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Frederick Terence Poynton

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Terence AWMM
  • Surname
    Poynton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 34845 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 September 1924 AWMM United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.G. Poynton (father), Doncaster, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease, polio-encephalmyelitis AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Regular Force 1950-51

    Served with Kayforce 1951

    "But Songo fever was only one among a number of threats. This had been brought home by the tragic case of Lance-Corporal Frederick Poynton, a regular soldier, whose prolonged efforts to join Kayforce had finally been rewarded when he was selected for the Expansion Draft. Less than a month after he arrived in Japan, however, he was struck down by polio-encephalmyelitis." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 240)

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Lance Corporal

    Died of disease (polio-encephalmyelitis) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    15 September 1951 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    JapanAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 19 September 1951, p. 7. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). Volume II: Combat Operations, pp. 240, 371, 410. AWMM
    • Hopkins, G. (2002). Tales from Korea : the Royal New Zealand Navy. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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09 February 2017MichelYokohama, JapanOther

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