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Thomas Withers

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  • Service number
    2416 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Withers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2416 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Miner AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Whangamata, Bay of plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr T. Withers, Whangamata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2416 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Maori AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trooper Withers was the grandson of of Major Edward Withers, formerly commanding the Auckland district, and at one time the 65th Regiment.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    5 January 1901 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Sickness AWMM
  • Place of death
    Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Johannesburg, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 9 January 1901 AWMM

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Sources

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