STURGESS, Frank William
(Service number N/N)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 4 June 1889 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date 22 May 1917 Age 27 years
Address at Enlistment Little River
Occupation Railway guard
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married.
Next of Kin Mrs Rhoda Ann STURGESS, 9 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 12 July 1956 Age 67 years
Place of Death
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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frank William Sturgess was the son of William and Ann (maybe née Chandler) Sturgess, of Waimate. He married Rhoda Ann Sandrey on 29 November 1916 at Christchurch. He was initially rejected for military service on account of a bad knee and flat foot. A daughter, Noeline Ann Sturgess, was born on 26 June 1918, after Frank had enlisted.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 22 March 2018]

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