Frank George EYRES

Regimental number22610
Date of birth9 August 1898
Place of birthUpper Stratton, Swindon, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Alfred Eyres, Liffey Crescent, Island Bay, Wellington
Previous military serviceServed in No 4 Field Ambulance, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationSergeant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 10th Reinforcements to 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 61 Aparima on 19 August 1916
Final rankLance Corporal
Final unit2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel No 7), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Alfred and Annie Eyres, 22 Queen Street, Petone, Wellington
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 19 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 October, and marched into Sling Camp.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; joined 2nd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 3 March 1917, and posted to A Company.

Reverted to the ranks at own request, 3 March 1917.

Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 26 March 1917 (scabies); transferred to Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 March 1917; rejoined unit, 18 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 August 1917.

Reported wounded and missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 27 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 38, p. 30
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21001672

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