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Frederick Milroy

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 507 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 507 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Milroy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1888 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1889 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Motueka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P.B. Milroy (wife), Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1888 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • One of the 50 Tūhoe soldiers who fought in WW1. Frederick Milroy, a lieutenant in the Otago Infantry Battalion during World War I. Frederick was born in 1889, and worked as a Telegraphist while living in Takaka. He married Phyllis Betsy Hunter in Takaka in 1911, and together they had two children: Jean Margaret and Gordon Alexander. Milroy embarked with the 3rd reinforcements from Wellington on the 14th February 1915. He went to Egypt for training, and then to Gallipoli. He was admitted to hospital in Malta, but was transported to England in September 1915, being recorded as only ‘slightly sick'.

    On arrival in England he was admitted to London General Hospital, still classed as only ‘slightly sick’, but he was not declared fit for light duties until 23rd February 1916. In March he was declared fit for general service but by September 1916 he was placed on the New Zealand Roll for ill health. He returned to New Zealand where he was seconded from the regiment, being officially discharged on 31st August 1917.

    He separated from his first wife and married Kararaina Takurua, the daughter of Tamarau Takurua and Kumeroa Whakamoe. Kararaina was working in the Gisborne area as a rousie at the time and Fred Milroy was a staff member for the NZ Post and Telegraph Frederick Milroy died on the 26th April 1961 age 73 (Charles Timutimu Research Project). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1961 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    Anzac Hall, Te Rewarewa Marae, Ruatoki AWMM

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  • I am one of his great grandchildren and also noticed that the photo is incorrect, asked my grandmother who said she didn't recognise that man as being her father either (looks way too young for starters). Hopefully Jamie's photo can get put up, I also found a picture on another site of him with a group of other NZ soldiers working in England at a military post office as part of their recovery from injuries sustained in the war, that may also be a worthwhile photo to put up?
    Public - Callan Adrian - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 507 AWMM
    • Research for this record was kindly provided by the Nga Wahi Pakanga I Karipori Charles Timutimu Research (August 2014). This project focused on the men of the Te Urewera area who fought in the 1st World War 1914 - 1918. 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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26 June 2018JamieNZDirect descendant
02 March 2017Callan AdrianNew ZealandDirect descendant

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