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Frederick H. Matsen

Gravestone of Trooper Frederick (Fred) Matsen, NZEF and AIF. Image kindly provided by Ian Pilkinton (July 2018). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Gravestone of Trooper Frederick (Fred) Matsen, NZEF and AIF. Image kindly provided by Ian Pilkinton …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick H. AWMM
  • Surname
    Matsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred Matson AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1291 AWMM
    • WWI 15434 AWMM
    • WWII 1/31a/12 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1891 AWMM HalcombeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Waitotara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 E. Matsen, Taumatatahi, Upper Waitotara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    WW1 2nd Embarkation AWMM
    Trooper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to both NZEF and AIF Military Personnel Files, Frederick Matsen first served in the Wellington Infantry Regiment (service number 10/1291) and then served with the Australian Imperial Force (service number 15434) in the First World War. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1980 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    RSA Plot 176, Row UNK, Taumarunui New Cemetery, Taumarunui AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 492 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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