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Frank Feather

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Feather AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/734 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 September 1895 AWMM AWMM
    Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 August 1914 AWMM C/o W. Feather, Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Feather (father), Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/734 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Carpenter AWMM
    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 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      147 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      38 - 40 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His grand nephew, grandson of Frank's sister, writes: "Frank arrived in New Zealand 16 August 1905 with his family. He was 9 years of age. The family lived in Auckland for a time, in the vicinity of the tram barns in Manukau Road / Greenlane Road. The family then moved to Otuhi, between Whangarei and Dargaville.

    Frank attended Tangihua No. 1 and No. 2 schools (National Archives file YCAF 4135/64a, and 70a)

    By 1914 the family had moved to Tuakau , south of Auckland. Frank worked as a carpenter and apparently lived at home until his enlistment.

    A family story says Frank's pneumonia was caused by an army vehicle backing over him but this is unsubstantiated.

    Frank's grave was visited by a nephew, George Donnelly (23975), during WW2 and again by a member of the NZ Genealogy Society in 1993. Family still have his medals and plaque though the scroll has long been destroyed."

    His nephew was named after him, Frank David Donnelly (6879) and he served in WW2. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM B. 207. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Tuakau, WW1, 1914 - 1918, Tuakau Memorial Hall, George Street, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM

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