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Francis Ray

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Ray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/359A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1880 AWMM BradfordEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 August 1914 AWMM Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss A.A. Ray (sister), Beattie Street, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

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
    WW1 12 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Banker/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      156 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in the left arm on 25 September 1916. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Convalesced at Hornchurch, England. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a copy of a transcript of a war diary kept by Ray from 1 January to 23 September 1916. [Ref. 2003/134]

    11/359 Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles. 7/359 1914, Transferred to Canterbury Mounted Rifles. 7/359a transferred to AIB, 1st, 6th Hauraki Company AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1955 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    WaihiWaihi AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waihi Public Cemetery, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War. Research completed by Paul Hickford (2014-2017). AWMM
    • Ray, Francis. War diary, 1916. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2003/134. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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