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Full Name
Frank Alured Mathias
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
Frank Alured
Surname
Mathias
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
418466
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
30 July 1913
First Known Rank
Trooper
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Armoured Corps
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death
Florence, Italy
Date of Death
3 August 1944
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Florence War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VII. A. 12.
Biographical Notes
Son of Frank and Agnes Taylor Mathias, of Waipiata, Otago
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Group, WW2, Armoured regiment, seated on a tank, Italy : Back left to right Frank Mathias, Jack Dawkins, Jock Kevern ; Front left to right Owen Chatterton & Pat McGrath.
  • Group of soldiers, Armoured Regiment, Italy. 2 tanks. Caption from the photograph "Look for hole caused by shell which killed Owen Chatterton. Jock Kevern, Clive Lane & Frank Matthias were shot when they got out of tank"
  • Field graves of Clive Lane (on the left) and Frank Mathias, Florence, Italy.
Further References
Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). p. 466
Sources Used
Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
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