Frank Ekins
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Frank Ronald Ekins (1917 - 1942)

Frank Ronald Ekins
Born in Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1942 (to 3 Sep 1942) in Victoria, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in New Guineamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2016
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Biography

Frank was born in 1917. During WW2, Frank enlisted in the Australian Air Force (RAAF) (on March 1, 1941).

In early 1942, Frank married Gwen Thomas[1] but within months, on September 3, 1942, he was Killed in Action in an aerial battle over New Guinea. [2]

Two months later, on November 27, 1942, Frank’s widow, Gwenyth Ekins, enlisted in the Australian Women’s Army Service and served until December, 1944.

Frank’s name appears on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.[3]

Sources

  1. Department of Justice, Victoria, Australia - BDM Online
    [ http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/home/family+history/ ]
    Marriage: registered 1942/9893
  2. http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=1010926
  3. https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1703434/


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