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Samuel Osman Franks

Gravestone, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright restrictions

Gravestone, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, provided by Paul F. Baker. - No known copyright restriction …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Osman AWMM
  • Surname
    Franks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Samuel Os-man Franks AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/173 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 Te Ngae, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Franks (father), Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/173 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • 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 after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Samuel Osman Franks by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Samuel Osman Franks

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  • I am your sister Rosabelle's 🌹great grand daughter, my father Osman is named after you & I have also named my son Osman

    Gone but not forgotten uncle.
    Thank you for your sacrifice
    RIP 🕊
    Public - Aylsa - Other relative - 24 April 2020

Sources

Sources

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