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Gordon Frank Salway

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Salway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12644 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12644 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW1 POW - Ismidt, Turkey New Zealand High Commission, (1917).
    No. 38 AWMM
  • Days interned
    30 July 1916 to 30 November 1918 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File
  • Liberation date
    30 November 1918 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 April 2018 - Military File
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    1230 AWMM

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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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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
      31: 3 AWMM

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