Thomas William Stockham Born 14 August 1897 - Died 4 October 1917 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number30658 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMMWellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Wales, Australia AWMM Birth notesNew South Wales, Australia AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 School teacher AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs Stockham (mother), Boundary Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 07 Dec 1916 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number30658 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military trainingFeatherston Camp AWMM EnlistmentWW1 Aug 1916 AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 07 Dec 1916-18 February 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 71 AWMMVessel was Port Lyttelton AWMMLance Corporal AWMM; 20th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company AWMM; New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Private 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 deathPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium AWMM Death notesPasschendaele, Belgium AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial nameTyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, World 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 You are remembered as a brave young man taken too soon. Public - Heather - Other Relative - 19 April 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7821908Further ReferencePasschendaele Casualty form.http://www.archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/passchendaele/view?pid=archives:14211Further ReferencePasschendaele Casualty form.http://www.archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/passchendaele/view?pid=archives:14211Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C15092Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM47: 5 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 19 April 2015HeatherWhangarei New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? 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