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Frank Christini

3/4 portrait of Rifleman Frank Christini, Reg No 35190, of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, - J Company. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-C2224. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Rifleman Frank Christini, Reg No 35190, of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, - J Compan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Christini AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 35190 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1889 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra NapierHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. Christini (mother), Mount Albert Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 35190 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Turncock/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 2 January 1917; transshipped Cape Town to RMS 'Walmer', 24 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 27 March 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France from Sling Camp, 26 May 1917; joined Bn, and posted to C Company, 18 June 1917.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 11 August 1917 (exhaustion); rejoined unit, 22 August 1917.
    Wounded in action, 12 October 1917; admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 13 October 1917; transferred same day to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 55th General Hospital, 14 October 1917; to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted to Tooting Military Hospital, 19 October 1917; to No 1 NZ Military Hospital, Brockenhurst, 12 November 1917; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 13 December 1917; to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 8 February 1918.
    To Lewis Gun course, 11-25 June 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1918; rejoined Bn, 30 September 1918.
    Wounded in action, 25 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted same day to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, and discharged to unit.
    Evacuated to hospital with same wound, 28 October 1918; transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1918, and thence by Ambulance Train No 37 to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 29 October 1918. Transferred to Birmingham War Hospital, 4 November 1918; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 20 November 1918; discharged to duty at Hornchurch, 10 December 1918.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 10 March 1919, whilst employed as Cook on Sanitary Fatigue; relinquished temporary rank, 30 May 1919.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board 'Ayrshire', 5 August 1919 (previously failed to embark on board 'Hororata' from Plymouth, 28 July 1919); discharged (in consequence of being no longer physically for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 23 October 1919.
    Total war service: 3 years 56 days (of which 2 years 267 days were abroad). AWMM
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Death

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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Sources

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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
      49: 15 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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