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Frederick Sleigh Roberts Thomson

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  • Service number
    7565 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Major AWMM
    23 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Sleigh Roberts AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    25 August 1912 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Draper AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown C/o T.J. Thomson, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.W. Thomson (brother), Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 May 1940 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7565 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      14 October 1943 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Thomson, Frederick Sleigh Robert. (Ref. WO 373/26/88). Military Cross. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Andes AWMM
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    23 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Second Echelon 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded twice AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Major AWMM
    23 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Thomson was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Thomson, of Timaru, Canterbury

    Maj F. S. R. Thomson, MC, m.i.d.; born NZ 25 Aug 1912; draper; twice wounded; died of wounds 28 Mar 1943. (Source: Murphy, W.E. The Relief of Tobruk. p.118.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    28 March 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM
  • Grave reference
    X. E. 5. AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 185 AWMM
    • Murphy, W.E. (1961). The relief of Tobruk. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.118, 491-2. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.9, 16, 18, 70, 102, 103, 124, 126, 138, 144, 180, 218, 222, 223, 243, 247, 435, 475. AWMM
    • Stevens, W.G. (1962). Bardia to Enfidaville. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.69. AWMM