HAROLD, Frank Robert
(Service number 6/469)

Aliases Born Robert Francis HAROLD
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 25 July 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otipua Road, Timaru; from 24 March 1917 2 Takuta Avenue, Bucklands Beach
Occupation Salesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T. R. HAROLD, care of Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association (Limited), Beswick Street, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 31 May 1985 Age 91 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Crematorium, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frank Robert Harold was the son of William and Sarah (née Steele) Harold, and a brother of Kenneth William Harold who also served in World War I. Frank was educated at Waimataitai School. Responding to the first call for men, Frank was one of many keen and determined applicants at the Drill Shed on 11 August 1914. He was not one of those rejected, mostly for defects to the teeth and one or two on account of height; he passed the medical exanimation and was sworn in. The successful applicants were liable to be called up at any moment, and it was quite probable that they would leave Timaru in a matter of days for the central camp at Christchurch as part of the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment's quota.He married Mary Patricia Sutherland in 1921 at St Mary's, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 April 2019]; Purewa Crematorium record; Timaru Herald, 12 August 1914 (Papers Past) [02 December 2013]

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