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Full Name
Frank Rodney Brooking
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Frank Rodney
Surname
Brooking
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65272
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs H. Brooking (wife), Ruatoria, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Waiomatatini, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 42
POW Date of Capture
13 December 1941
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
27 March 1943
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. F. 7.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Frank Brooking was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Oscar Brooking, of Te Araroa, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
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