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Francis Edward Letford

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Portrait of Private Francis Edward Letford 38046, 1916/1917. Image kindly provided by family. (October 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Francis Edward Letford 38046, 1916/1917. Image kindly provided by family. (Octob …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Letford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 38046 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 September 1896 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Victor Letford (brother), Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 38046 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 Railway porter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Francis Letford was the son of the late William James and Eliza Letford, of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Aged 20, or 21 looking on Archway. Middle son of William James Letford, 1870-1923, who also went to France. Public - GRAHAM FRANCIS - Other relative - 9 October 2017 - Family story and photos.

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3322 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Francis Edward Letford

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  • Francis, son of William, eldest brother of my grandmother Margaret Aston (nee Letford)
    Died 100 years ago this week. RIP Remembered in prayer and in our family photos.
    I have left biographical/family information in appropriate section
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 20 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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