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Frederick Burton Mabin

  • Service number
    • WWI 16/544 AWMM
    • SA War: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ 10th Contingent; WWI: NZ Maori Battalion & NZRB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st N … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Burton AWMM
  • Surname
    Mabin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/544 AWMM
    • SA War: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1870 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Nelson, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of John Row & Frances Jane Mabin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Defence Depot, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • SA War: Litchfield St, CHCH Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Civil Servant for Defence Headquarters in Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Beatrice Constance Mabin (wife), care of J. Kelling, Nile Street East, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1905 married Beatrice Constance Kelling Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    WWI: Egyptian & Egyptian E F Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ 10th Contingent; WWI: NZ Maori Battalion & NZRB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/544 AWMM
    • SA War: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Military service
    SA War: 1902-1904; WWI: 1915-1919; Post War 1923-1928 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal with clasp
    1914-1915 Star
    British War medal
    Victory Medal
    Serbian - Order of the White Eagle with swords (5th Class) awarded Feb 1917
    Mentioned in Despatches (MHS) - awarded Apr 1918 - bought to the notice of the Secretary of State of War for valuable services at home toward successful conduct the war which had been noted Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    SA War: Accountant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 32yrs; WWI: 45yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    SA War: Captain & Paymaster
    WWI: Lieutentant Colonel Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aug 1915 - Major F. B. Mabin, Assistant Quartermaster-General or the New Zealand Forces, who left with the Maori Contingent as captain and paymaster, is now at Malta, acting as commandant of a convalescent camp at Pembroke. His duties involve visiting the wounded Australians and New Zealanders at the various hospitals.
    Jan 1916 - Mr A. Kidd, of Kiwitea, supplies the Nelson Colonist with the following extracts from a letter received from Major F. B. Mabin, commandant of All Saints' Convalescent Camp, Malta. (The letter was written on November 19): —"I came on here from Egypt, and at the request of his Excellency the Governor, I am still here, and hard at it. To give you an idea of the numbers wounded, I might mention that 12,000 men have passed through my camp. How cheerful they all are! A fearful state of war is existing, and any day I may have to go farther afield. War is awful, but one has to do his duty. I would not have felt the same had I remained in New Zealand. I wanted to do my little bit and make what sacrifices I could for our Empire's sake. There is plenty of room for men, and many more must come forward to strafe our enemies. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Hawera & Normanby Star, 17 August 1915 and
    Otago Daily Times , Issue 16600, 25 January 1916, Page 6
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    30 May 1961 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Nelson's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    91yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Nelson's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Nelson, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Nelson's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Nelson's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Plot 099; Block 01 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 March 2016 - Nelson's Cemetery Records
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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23 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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