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Thomas Alfred Sanders

Portrait, from Auckland Weekly News Honour Roll 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Sanders AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/865 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 April 1892 AWMM TemukaSouth Canterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 14 August 1914 AWMM Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Frank Sanders, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/865 AWMM
  • Military service
    16th Waikato Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 August 1914 AWMM Plumber AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      162 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli 25/ 28 April right forearm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted 15th General Hospital, 17th General Hospital, Alexandria and convalescing AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      August 1915 debility, septic knees evacuated to Malta, admitted to Hospital in England AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 20 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Previously reported wounded now reported missing believed , result of a Court of Enquiry, 26 September 1916 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Sanders was the son of Frank and Jane Sarah Sanders, of 47 Birket Street, Temuka, South Canterbury. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3378 AWMM

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  • Thomas Alfred Sanders was my grandfather Frank's brother. They were from a family of twelve and lived in Temuka, although several of the family moved north to Hamilton pre First World War. He has always been remembered by each generation of the family with affection. His brother Joseph Albert was also involved and returned with a leg wound, which like for many others, never healed. I am in the process of putting together the family story so any assistance from other members would be greatly appreciated.
    Public - Pam - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • My grandfather was his brother. The 3 boys enlisted together. His name was frank William sanders but he couldn't go overseas because he had a club foot. He stayed here in nz. His brother Joseph albert sanders went overseas with him. He was wounded at the somme where tom was killed. It is believed one or other of them was wounded at gallipol.
    Public - Kaye frances - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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