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Frank Nelson McGee

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Nelson AWMM
  • Surname
    McGee AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1001 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1881 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Vigor Brown Street, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.G. McGee (father), 32 Washington Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1001 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railway employee 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Frank McGee was the son of William George and Margaret McGee, of Melton Grove, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • 'The Supreme Sacrifice'
      Since writing the above notes, we have received the sad tidings that Mr F. N. McGee, fitter, of the local shops, had paid the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on May 2nd. Mr McGee enlisted and went to the Front with the 5th Reinforcements. Prior to enlisting he took a very keen interest in all local social matters. He was a past-Chairman of the Napier Branch, Secretary of the Railway Library, and a prominent member of St. John Ambulance; in fact, he was always to the front in anything that would assist his fellow-workers in the struggle for existence. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his mother and father, who have lost a son any parents might be proud of. The railway men have lost a good comrade and friend, the Railway Department a very efficient officer. Railway review, 31 May 1918, p 279

      F. N. McGee, who paid the supreme sacrifice in France some months ago, left with the 5th Reinforcements, and saw a considerable amount of fighting. Prior to going to the Front, he was a very active member of the A.S.R.S., joining the Petone Branch in March, 1908. From Petone to Cross Creek he occupied the vice-chair of that Branch. He was then transferred to Napier. The Napier Branch recognised Mr McGee’s ability, and elected him as Chairman, in which position he proved that their confidence was not misplaced. Frank took a very keen interest in ambulance work and life-saving, and will be remembered by many for his numerous kinds actions, his great desire being at all times to leave the world the better for having lived in it. Railway review, 15 November 1918, p 545 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 September 2017 - Railway Worker Obituaries : New Zealand History :
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About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. E. 7. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    McGEE — Killed in action, 2nd May, on the Western front, Lance-Corporal Frank .Nelson McGee, 6th Reinforcements. son of Mr and Mrs MdGee, Washington .Road, Ne!son..
    He rose, responsive to his country's call, And gave to her — .his best, his life, .his all Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - FOR HONOR'S CAUSE.
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  • Memorial name
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 August 2023Robyn Brisbane, AustraliaOther
20 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 October 2018PeterNelsonResearcher
04 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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