ERSKINE, Frederick William Timaru
(Service number 7/192)

Aliases Fred
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 23 September 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 13 August 1914 Age
Address at Enlistment Aniseed Valley
Occupation Surveyor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Robert Campbell ERSKINE (father), Richmond, Nelson
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 Mounted Rifles
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 00 August 1939 Age 46 years
Place of Death Cromwell Public Hospital, from Makarora
Memorial or Cemetery New Cromwell Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 20, Plot 25
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick William Erskine was the only son of Robert Campbell and Mary Jane (Polly, née Unwin) Erskine. He had three sisters. He first attended Riccarton School in Christchurch, before going to Waimataitai School in 1903 when the family moved to Timaru.. Fred enlisted at Nelson in August 1914, on the outbreak of war. In 1914 he fathered a child - Roger Frederick Ching.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph [28 November 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); School Admission Registers (Canterbury & South Canterbury branches NZSG) [29 November 2018]

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