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Frank Justice Tempero

Photograph of Frank Tempero 41149. Image kindly provided by Sam Hodder (July 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Frank Tempero 41149. Image kindly provided by Sam Hodder (July 2019). Image has no kno …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Justice AWMM
  • Surname
    Tempero AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Frank Justice AWMM
    • Frank Justice Tempere AWMM
  • Service number
    41149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 December 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Eden Street, Oamaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Lincoln H. Tempere (father), Eden Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Chevalier de l'Ordre de Léopold (Belgium) AWMM
    'Operations: opposite Polderhoeck 27th November to 5th December 1917. For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty. At 1pm on 3rd December 1917, during the attach on Polderhoek Chateau, when the advance of our troops was held up by the hevy hostile fire, this NCO with a few men overcame one of the enemy's strong points, and advanced to a point between the Chateau and a large pillbox (18): at this time they were about 100 yards in advance of the rest of the line although cut off and unassisted, Corporal Tempero consolidated and held to his ground. This NCO showed the greatest personal courage and by his leadership and determination, was able to beat off three bombing counter-attacks. He did not withdraw from his position until he received orders from an officer and suceeded in getting his men through the main line without any casualties.' AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 November 1916 AWMM School teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed in the Nominal Roll as Frank Tempere, served for 31 years total in the Military, and retired as a Captain in 1949. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 April 1970 AWMM
    CashmereChristchurch 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



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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      66: 12 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
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
      p. 256 AWMM

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