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Francis Lincoln Fruin

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Portrait of Corporal Francis Lincoln Fruin (5/1227), standing next to Franklin Garfield (seated). Image kindly provided by Joy Carter. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Corporal Francis Lincoln Fruin (5/1227), standing next to Franklin Garfield (seated). Im …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Lincoln AWMM
  • Surname
    Fruin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lincoln AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/1227 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 October 1887 AWMM AwhituAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice May Hone (sister), Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a trench Mortar during the attack on Messines. He kept his gun in action after all his detacnment had been killed or wounded under very heavy enemy fire. His was a splendid example devotion to duty AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 Feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Twin brothers Francis Lincoln Fruin (25/1227) and Franklin Garfield Fruin (25/178); called Lincoln by the family served AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 June 1964 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Waiuku War Memorial Hall, Queen Street Waiuku 2123 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Carter, J. (Ed.). (2005). Fruin Twins: Franklin Garfield, Francis Lincoln. Unpublished. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 7 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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