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Francis Clement Gasparich

Portrait of Francis Clement Gasparich. Photocopy held in the Gasparich family papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira MS-2017-5. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Francis Clement Gasparich. Photocopy held in the Gasparich family papers. Auckland War M …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Clement AWMM
  • Surname
    Gasparich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/758 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 January 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Piha via Waikumete AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Anthony Gasparich (father), Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Mill hand/Civilian 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Four Gasparich brothers went to WWI: Francis Clement Gasparich (25/758); Edward Anthony Gasparich (6/2420); Joseph George Gasparich (12/553); John Weldon Gasparich (44902) AWMM
    • Frank Gasparich was the son of Antonio Gasparich who was a cook at bush camps at Northern Wairoa and at Karekare/Piha. Frank worked at the Piha Mill as a bushman. He injured his left hand during WW1 so when he came back to NZ retrained as a roofing tile layer. Franks older brother Joe wrote and was interviewed about the family and his own WW1 experiences. You will find in the book Speaking for Ourselves, and also at Anzac Cove, Public - Sandra - Researcher - 5 November 2019 - Information from descendants, military personnel file, electoral rolls, Gasparich family papers in AIM.
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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



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  • Memorial name
    Piha Lion Rock, Piha War Memorial, Piha 0772 AWMM

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  • Francis Clement was born 9/1/1894. He died 23/9/1977. He married Kate Enid Faulkner in 1922. They lived at Waterview, Auckland. Information found in Waikumete Cemetery records and Historical BDM online.
    Public - Noeline Anne - Researcher - 23 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 3 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
    • Photocopies of Gasparich family history. Gasparich, Raymond, 1916-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira MS-2017-5. AWMM


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05 November 2019SandraAucklandResearcher
14 June 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
23 April 2015Noeline AnneAucklandResearcher

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