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Tom Craddock

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  • Service number
    75085 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Inter War Rifleman AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 Corporal AWMM
      Home Guard AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tom AWMM
  • Surname
    Craddock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    75085 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    2 December 1881 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Wantage, Berkshire, England AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Petwick Farm, Challow, Wantage, Berkshire, England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farm hand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Dairy farming AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T. Craddock (wife), C/o P.O. Box 17, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Jun 1918 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • Esnes AWMM
    • Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    75085 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Featherston AWMM
    • Trentham AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 March 1918 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 36 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 05 Jun 1918-31 July 1918 AWMM to Liverpool, Merseyside, England AWMM HMNZT 105 AWMM
    Vessel was Remuera AWMM
    Private AWMM
    38th Reinforcements, C Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Received shrapnel wound in left shoulder, near the railway crossing at Le Quesnoy on 27 October 1918. Was admitted to No. 2 Stationery Hospital Abbeville and convalescence Depot Cayeau. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Coronary Thrombosis AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Inter War 23 May 1919 AWMM
      Rifleman AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Corporal AWMM
      Home Guard AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brothers Tom Craddock (75085), and Joseph Craddock (25/1691) served in WW1. Of the next generation Ross Craddock (68782) served in WW2

    He married on 1 June 1918 and embarked for War a week later

    Returned to New Zealand from Glasgow on 10 March 1919 on board SS Bhand, arriving in Auckland on 25 April 1919

    During WW2 he served as a Corporal in the Home Guard (1942-1945) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    66 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 August 1947 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Whakatane, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane-Ohope Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Services Area. Plot 25 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice:New Zealand Herald, 15 August 1947

    Death notice: Bay of Plenty Beacon (Whakatane), 15 August 1947 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      83: 9 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 15 August 1947 AWMM
    • Bay of Plenty Beacon (Bay of Plenty) AWMM
      Death notice: (Whakatane), 15 August 1947 AWMM
    • Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane-Ohope Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 438 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM