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Full Name: Frank George Eyres
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Frank George
Surname: Eyres
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 22610
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: John Alfred Eyres (father), Liffey Crescent, island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 10th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 19 August 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 61
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 38
Page on Nominal Roll: 30
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes: Frank Eyres was the son of John Alfred and Annie Eyres, of 22 Queen St., Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Upper Stratton, Swindon, England.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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