Thomas William Stockham 14 August 1897 - 4 October 1917 Key details Contribute › Service number30658 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMWellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas William AWMM SurnameStockham AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number30658 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth14 August 1897 AWMM Place of birthNew South WalesAustralia AWMM Birth notesNew South WalesAustralia AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMSchool teacher AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs Stockham (mother)Boundary RoadHastingsNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 7 December 1916 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number30658 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military trainingFeatherston Camp AWMM EnlistmentWW1 AWMMAug 1916 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM7 December 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM07 Dec 1916-18 February 1917 AWMMHMNZT 71 AWMMPlymouthDevonEngland AWMMDepart - 07 Dec 1916Arrival - 18 Feb 1917 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM7 December 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM20th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company AWMMPort Lyttelton AWMMLance Corporal AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMWellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Stockham, of Claude St., St. Helier's Bay, AucklandThe second son in a family of five children, his parents were William Stockham and Mary Stockham (nee Gilbert). In 1906 the family moved from Australia to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.A hard working, popular student with a great sense of humour, he proved to be a talented all-round sportsman. He attended Hastings Boys High School and in 1913 became Dux, receiving a gold medallion.Enlisting in the army in August 1916, he was promoted to Lance Corporal in the November. Arriving in England he had further training at Codford Camp near Salisbury in February. The arrival of spring and milder weather meant they were able to march to Sling Camp, some 20 miles away. After three months in England the Hawkes Bay Company boarded the SS Archangel for Le Havre,France.Here they travelled by train for Bailleul. By now it was early June and the weather was fine and sunny. By June 11th the company was in billets and only two and half miles from Armentieres. On 14th June they engaged in their first action of trench warfare. June, July and August 1917 were divided between living in trenches or billets.On September 2 the company marched from Wizernes to Henneveax, a distance of nine miles. In spite of Hanneveax being not very far from the front line they enjoyed their stay , the men billeted in farm houses, the officers in the Chateau. On 1 October the Company reached the eastern slopes of Gravenstafel Spur just north of the Ypres/Roulers railway line. By the third day of the month they were positioned near Waterloo Farm. The plan for attack had already been given and the battalion made ready for an assault on Abraham Heights. Zero hour was at 600 on October 4th. Thomas William Stockham died that day. He has no known grave. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death20 AWMM Date of death4 October 1917 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathPasschendaeleYpresBelgium AWMM Death notesPasschendaeleBelgium AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameTyne Cot MemorialTyne Cot CemeteryZonnebekeWest-VlaanderenBelgium AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial referenceNZ Apse, Panel 6 AWMM Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Thomas William Stockham by laying a poppy. Valentine Stocker John Gilbert Stockham Thomas William Stockham Albert Arthur Stockley Frederick Henry Stockley Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas William Stockham Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7821908Archives NZPasschendaele Casualty form.http://www.archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/passchendaele/view?pid=archives:14211Archives NZPasschendaele Casualty form.http://www.archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/passchendaele/view?pid=archives:14211Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM47: 5 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.