White cross for Frank Pentelow (1880-1917)

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White cross for Frank Pentelow (1880-1917) .


Tauranga butcher Frank Pentelow was a veteran of the South African conflict (Boer War 1899-1902). He signed up to serve during World War I and was reported missing in action in France on 21 February 1917. A court of inquiry found that he had been killed in action and buried by the Germans. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Frank Pentelow (1880-1917)

First Names:Frank
Last Name:Pentelow
Date of Birth:6 May 1880
Place of Birth:Raunds, Northamptonshire, England
City:Tauranga, New Zealand