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Frederick Charles Soar

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Soar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/154 AWMM
    • WWII 37165 AWMM
    • WWII 813081 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1914 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 2/154 Sergeant Frederick ('Fred') Soar, 1NZEF, travelled from Wellington, New Zealand, to Cairo, Egypt, aboard the troopship 'Limerick', where he spent four months training. He served on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918 and was at Passchendaele (France) in October 1917. Soar was appointed Captain prior to the end of the war and returned to New Zealand in February 1919 (from the Forward to "Diary of a soldier", by Jenny Carter). He left the army with the final rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Soar and his wife Edna started Soar Printers in Onehunga, Auckland, in 1920. Their granddaughter, Jenny Carter, is the third generation Soar to co-run the family business.

    Justice of the Peace for 35 years.

    Past President, Patorn and Lifemember of the Onehunga RSA.

    He died in August 1965 and had a military funeral. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1965 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    OnehungaAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangere Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Onehunga Methodist Circuit 1915 AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • 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
      Vol1: 680 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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