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Frank Perham

Portrait (Collections of the Auckland War Memorial Museum call no. TR485 P439(2)) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait (Collections of the Auckland War Memorial Museum call no. TR485 P439(2)) - No known copyrig …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Perham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2634 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1872 AWMM AkaroaSouth Island AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM French Farm, Barry's Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Luke Perham (mother), Barry's Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • 29 April 1901 AWMM
    • Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Theresa and Luke Perham

      Husband of Betsy Farrell, married in 1905. Father of 3 sons , 4 daughters.

      He remarried in 1940 Mary Lillian Baker (died 1 April 1983, aged 83).

      Brother of Luke Perham (678) who also served in the South African War and was killed.

      Auckland Museum South African War display "Saddle and Equipment ". Display item features a quotation by Frank Perham.

      He was briefly taken prisoner at Paardeburg, Orange Free State, on 29 April 1901.

      Author of 'The Kimberley Flying Column'.

      Farmed at Pirongia, 1917.

      The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts (MS 2006/ 29) and pictorial collections hold additional material on Frank Perham and his brother Luke.

      Father was named Luke Perham. AWMM
    • Born 31 Dec 1871 at French Farm, Akaroa Public - Donald - Other Relative - 9 February 2015 - Family Bible
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About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1959 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley), 17 Wharepoa Road, Wharepoa, Thames-Coromandel District, New Zealand AWMM PUBL-PLOT-0082 AWMM
    • Omahu Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: The Thames Star, 24 December 1959, p. 5. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 February 2015DonaldCroydon, Greater London, UKOther Relative

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