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Full Name: Frank Wintle
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Frank
Surname: Wintle
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 29785
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Butcher
Next of Kin: Mrs S.A. Wintle (mother), Mangawai, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mangawai, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Whangarei
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 523
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Libya
Date of Death: 25 November 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Roll of Honour, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, 61 Valley Road, Hakaru, Northland, New Zealand
  • Memorial gates, Frank Wintle and Comrades, 1941, St Michael's Anglican Church, 61 Valley Road, Hakaru, Northland, New Zealand
Memorial Reference: Column 106
Biographical Notes: Fourth son of Claud Wintle and Sarah Ann Wintle (nee Miller), of Tara, Mangawai
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
  • Portrait (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II, 2002)
  • Roll of Honour, WW2, St Michael's and All Angel's Church (photo J. Halpin April 2011)
  • Rolls of Honour flanking the altar, WW2 on right, WW2 on left St Michael's and All Angel's Church (photo J. Halpin April 2011)
  • View Frank Wintle memorial gates and to St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Hakaru (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Dedication plaque, Frank Wintle and Comrades, Memorial gates, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Hakaru (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Long view, Frank Wintle and Comrades, Memorial gates, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Hakaru (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • St Michaels Anglican Church and churchyard, Hakaru (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • St Michael's and All Angel's Church, with front door (photo J. Halpin April 2011)
  • Back view of St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Hakaru (photo J. Halpin 2011)
Additional Information: The Memorial gates for Frank Wintle and Comrades, 1941, at the St Michael's Anglican Church, Hakaru were erected by the Wintle family in 1980.
Further References: New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register: St Michael's Anglican Church, Hakaru
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, Returned Services Association.
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