Frank GUNN

Regimental number12/627
Address48 Grafton Road, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMrs P A Gunn, Wataroa, Westland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack of the New Zealand Division east of St Julien on 4/10/1917 Sergeant Gunn laid and maintained a telephone line from Brigade Headquarters, to Forward Company Headquarters. It was through this line that artillery were quickly informed of counter-attacks by forward Company Commanders. He has previously done good work and in this occasion displayed great gallantry as the ground was continually being swept by machine-gun fire and snipers' bullets.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 17 December 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body