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Robert Andrew Frater

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Portrait of R. A. Frater. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915, v.3, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Frater AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1026 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Aug 1914 AWMM City Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Robert Frater (father), City Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Aug 1914 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Clerk 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Severely wounded in action Gallipoli Heights AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Frater was the son of Robert and Martha Frater of Auckland.

    Educated at Auckland Grammar School, he then joined his father's firm Frater Bros, sharebrokers in Auckland and Thames.

    He was an all round sportsman, keen yachtsman, member of Auckland Golf Club, and Eden and Epsom Tennis Clubs.

    A keen territorial, he volunteered at the outbreak of war.

    The photograph of the group sitting in front of the sphinx was also published in the Auckland Weekly News 6 May 1915, p 44 Col. A, but with the pyramids and sphinx cropped out. Family (of J. MacKenzie) date the photograph to probably February 1915 as Frater has Sergeant stripes and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant sometime shortly after 26th February 1915.

    Pugsley (1998) described his bravery in scaling the Gallipoli Heights, leading his machine gun platoon on 25 April before being mortally wounded. He died 5 days later at sea, and was buried at sea.

    His extended family claimed the ANZAC Commemorative Medallion issued in 1967.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 3 May 1915

    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial street name: Frater Avenue, Milford, Auckland AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Royal Auckland Golf Club, Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
      Unpublished papers: correspondence with family AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 247 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
      Pugsley, C. (1998). pp 120, 122, 129, 131, 137, 384 AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
      Stowers, R. (2005). p. 41, 42, 307 AWMM
    • Walker, R. (1985). To what end did they die? : officers died at Gallipoli. Worcester, England: R.W. Walker Publications. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915, Second term. p. 10 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 3 May 1915 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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