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Full Name
Frank Reginald Wilson
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Frank Reginald
Surname
Wilson
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/2616
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Next of Kin
John Wilson (father), 12 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
12 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
789
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
19 September 1916
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Reference
II. B. 28.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Obituary
Obituary: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916.
Biographical Notes
  • Frank Wilson was the son of John and Elizabeth Wilson, of 12 Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • All Black in 1910
  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Willoughby, R.J. - Wilson, F.A. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
Further References
Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916, Third term. p.13
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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