(Service number 13885)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 19 October 1894 Place of Birth Hilderthorpe, North Otago, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 9 March 1916 Age 21
Address at Enlistment Glenavy, South Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Isaac & Susan Cuthbertson (parents), Glenavy, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 foot 8 inches. Weight 145 lbs. Dark Complexion. Grey eyes. Black hair.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 14th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With South Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1916-18
Service Medals British War Medal & Victory Medal
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 31 July 1919 Reason End of war

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 4 September 1921 Age 26
Place of Death Cashmere Sanatorium, Christchurch
Cause Tuberculocis
Memorial or Cemetery Glenavy Cemetery, South Canterbury
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Second son of Isaac Cuthbertson and Susan Allen. Frank's siblings were George Isaac (b.1892), Mabel (b.1896), Allen (b.1901), Lilian (b.1903), Ivy Seddon (b.1906), Moana (b.1908), and Juanita or 'Nita' (b.1910).

Frank's brother George (service no. 13886) also served in World War One, and was killed in action in 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (September 2013) Archives New Zealand Military Personnal file. Birth NZBDM 1894/15640. Death NZBDM1921/4995

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