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John Franklin Tonkin

Portrait of Major John Franklin Tonkin, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1710 63. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major John Franklin Tonkin, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1710 63. Image is subj …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Tonkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2001 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 May 1890 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Cadogan, Sefton Road, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Goodrick Shreddin Tonkin (father), Zetland Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2001 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    3 June 1918 AWMM
    He left New Zealand with the 4th Reinforcements. He was wounded at The Somme and at Passchendaele and was awarded the M.C. [Military Cross] for gallantry at the later place. He was mentioned in despatches while commanding the 2nd New Zealand Entrenching Battalion in action during April and May 1918 at Meteren and Ypres during the German Offensive. London Gazette. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 730 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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