Gordon Frank AWMM
Also known as
WWI 12644 AWMM
Date of birth
18 March 1890 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File
Place of birth
Taranaki Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File
Address before enlistment
Bell Block, New Plymouth. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Frank Salway (father), Fitzroy, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
On 30 July 1916 Trooper Salway was reported missing - in the field - near Hill 70, in the (Suez) Canal Zone.
A NZEF Court of Enquiry was held concerning Trooper Salway - where another New Zealand Trooper (Trooper K.A. Martin : NZEF Service # 11/1467) stated : "I was with the Camel section on 8 August 1916 when we found the dead horse and rifle of Trooper Salway". The Court of Enquiry returned the finding that Trooper Salway was missing - believed killed.
Another senior officer (Colonel Mackesy) dis-agreed with the finding stating : "The Turks have offered a reward of 5 pounds for every Britisher brought in and considering Trooper Salway's rifle and horse were found but no trace of his body .. that he may have been captured by the enemy".
Subsequently - on 2 October 1916 - a report was received confirming that Trooper Salway was a POW - of the Turkish - at Afion Kara Hissar, Constantinople, Turkey.
On 5 May 1918 Trooper Salway was transferred - from Afion Kara Hissar - to Psamatis, Turkey.
Following the cessation of hostilities Trooper Salway disembarked - as a repatriated POW of Turkey - at Port Said, Egypt - aboard HMS 'Katoomba'.
Trooper Salway returned home to New Zealand - embarking 6 March 1919 from Egypt - aboard SS 'Kaikoura'. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File of Trooper Gordon Salway : AWMM
Date of death
9 April 1967 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File.
Age at death
Place of death
Hamilton. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File.
Cause of death
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- New Zealand High Commission (Great Britain). (1917). A short sketch of the work of the New Zealand Prisoners of War Department in London and of other undertakings connected with the war. London, England: High Commissioner for New Zealand. AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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