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Full Name: Thomas Ivan Frater
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Thomas Ivan
Surname: Frater
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8099
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mr H.E.J. Frater (father), Dunback, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Dunback, Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 61
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13
Biographical Notes: Son of Herbert Edward James Frater and Winifred Nellie Frater, of Dunbank, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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