Topic: Frank Warren York

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Frank Warren York 

Date of Birth: 1871
Serial number: 48133
Occupation before enlistment: Contractor
First known rank: Lance Corporal
Embarkation date: 12 June 1917
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: Reinforcements H Company, 3rd Battalion
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 20 November 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood

Biographical notes:

Is listed in the Roll of Honour on page 27 for Greytown School.

Son of George Matthew and Sarah York of Greytown. Was married to Evelyn Elizabeth York.


Under 'Personal items' in the Wairarapa Daily Times, Thursday, December 6 1917 "Rifleman F. W. York, of Greytown, was killed in action on November 20th.

Student researcher: Bridget Connor




Frank Warren York

First Names:Frank Warren
Last Name:York