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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:
  • 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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