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Frank Henry George May

Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Roll of Honour (photo J. Halpin 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Roll of Honour (photo J. Halpin 2011) - No known copyright restric …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Henry George AWMM
  • Surname
    May AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65125 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 Rural Delivery, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr G. May (father), Rural Delivery, Kaitaia, North Auckland, 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
    65125 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank May was the son of George and Eva E. May, of Fairburn's, New Zealand.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 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
    • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Very fond memories of my uncle Frank who sadly, especially for my grandmother never returned home. Missed but never forgotten and my Gran always hoped he would one day walk down the garden path into her arms but it was not to be. Memories are forever.
    Public - Patricia Eva - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • 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 144 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM

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20 April 2015Patricia EvaWhangarei New ZealandOther Relative
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