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Frank Roberts

  • Service number
    WWI 16/1382 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Frank Ah Sue AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Apia War Memorial Clock Tower, Samoa. Photographer: Douglas Heath (1935-2002). Image maybe subject to copyright.

Apia War Memorial Clock Tower, Samoa. Photographer: Douglas Heath (1935-2002). Image maybe subject t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Roberts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frank Ah Sue AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1382 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Roberts (wife), Faleasiu, Samoa, Pacific Islands AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1382 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 Trader/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Tattoos, WWI AWMM
    "Tattoo Pants" AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Adopted son of Charles Roberts, Chief Judge of Samoa appointed under Logan’s administration. Of Chinese descent. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1920 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Dearest Granddad
    I am doing some research this week on your Chinese father's lineage and I had to visit you through your page here to acquire some information. I think of you a lot and I am grateful to be your granddaughter. Although I did not have the chance to meet you, doing this genealogy research has brought me close to you and your father. I thank you for your contribution to World War II and the records you left of your wartime journey that allow me to know you a little bit better. You are my hero and I love you dearly. Your Granddaughter, Paugata Makerita Anae-Fesolai.
    Public - Paugata Makerita - Direct descendant - 16 August 2020
  • Honoring you my dearest granddad today as the Nation pays tribute to ANZAC day, honoring all of you our brave soldiers who devoted your lives to protecting our freedom. It is indeed an honor for me as your granddaughter to have such an amazing piece of history of your service to WW1 that you left behind. Honoring your country and offering your life to this great cause is beyond measure. I absolutely honor you my hero. I only wish i had the opportunity to know you in this life. However, from the bottom of my heart I thank you for your commitment to tell the story of your war journey that has helped me to know you better. There are no one alive to help me know you but your stories that I now have has helped me come closer to you. Granddad your legacy lives on with your three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild currently serving and offering their lives to protect the freedom
    Public - Makerita - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
  • Remembering your love of your Country through your service. Love you much lay great great granddad.
    Public - Johan - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
  • Thank you granddad for your sacrifice for something extra ordinary, your decision to contribute in giving us a free country to live and enjoy was courageous. Your love and selfless act has shown through your actions and going to the unknow; the places you never knew was beyond belief. I love reading your Honorable Record. Thank you for giving me such a great father, your son, Anae Pita Roberts-Ah Sue, he was an amasing and a great dad and I truly believe he had your attributes. Today I started this tribute for you, but all those years at this time of rembering you and all those who gave their lives and services for their county, I always remember you and extremely proud of you granddad. You gave me, your great grandchildren and future generations a beautiful free country to love and appreciate. I love you dearly. Your granddaughter.



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 26 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      77: 7 AWMM
    • Kennedy, A. (2015). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 (revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919) (2nd ed). Wellington: New Zealand Chinese Association. AWMM
    • Liava'a, C. (2013). Le fitafita mai Samoa = The force from Samoa : soldiers from the Samoan Islands in the Great War. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • HMNZT 52.The bugle call of the 12th NZ Reinforcements : being the souvenir number of The Mokoia chronicle.(1916). On board ship: Published on board H.M.N.Z. Transport no. 52 "S.S. Mokoia". AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 August 2020Paugata MakeritaSamoa/AucklandDirect descendant
25 April 2019MakeritaChristchurchDirect descendant
25 April 2016JohanChristchurchDirect descendant

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