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Francis Lake


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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    TauntonSomerset Family
  • Date of birth
    1833c Public - Sam - Other relative - 15 May 2018 - Family Papers
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Bristol Public - Sam - Other relative - 15 May 2018 - Family Papers
  • Post war occupation
    Bricklayer Public - Sam - Other relative - 15 May 2018 - Family Papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Sam - Other relative - 15 May 2018 - Family Papers


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details

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 of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cardiac Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John Lake, mother unknown. Husband of Kate McDonald.

      He came to New Zealand to fight in the New Zealand Wars, previously serving with an Imperial unit in the Crimea

      Lived on a farm in Tauranga, later moved to Te Puke. AWMM
    • Son of John Lake and Mary Sparks.
      Married Marcella McDaniel (Or McDonnel) in January 1867, was serving in the army, living in Te Papa, Tauranga (Where had a farm). Moved to Thames where worked as a miner. Had two children who died as infants. Lost wife in November 1869 from effects of childbirth. All buried in Symonds Street Cemetery in Auckland. Later moved to Te Puke. Public - Sam - Other relative - 15 May 2018 - Family Papers
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About death

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  • Death
    12 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    Te PukeBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Puke (old) Cemetery, corner Landscape Road & State Highway 33, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Row 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6938, 16 November 1917, Page 2 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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15 May 2018SamHamiltonOther relative
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