Thomas James Clinton 7 June 1893 - 18 April 1918 Key details Contribute › Service number10783 AWMM Also known asTom AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMNew Zealand Cyclist 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, from his commemorative card - No known copyright r … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas James AWMM SurnameClinton AWMM Ingoa Also known asTom AWMM Service number10783 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCatholicChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth7 June 1893 AWMM Place of birthDarfieldCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesDarfieldCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMDarfieldCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs W. Clinton (mother)DarfieldCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 6 May 1916 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM CampaignsMessines AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number10783 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM21 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM6 May 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMMHMNZT 52 HMNZT 53 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 6 May 1916 - 21 June 1916Arrived - 21 June 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM6 May 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM1st New Zealand Cyclist Company AWMMMokoia or Navua AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 feet 6 inches AWMMWeightUnknown Period AWMM140 pounds AWMMComplexionUnknown Period AWMMFair AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMGrey AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMFair AWMMKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMNew Zealand Cyclist Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Thomas Clinton was the son of Mr William Francis Clinton and Mrs. Mary Clinton, of Darfield, Canterbury.Joined Cyclist Corps 14 April 1916Transcript of a letter from Tom to his sister Annie sent from "France, Dec 20th 17. Dear Annie, A few lines to let you know I am allright [sic]. Winter is setting in now we have had a few frosts not much rain yet the less we have of it the better I was talking to Harry Page the other day Jim Clinton is in the same Coy. he told me that Tom died at the Base through sickness a month or so ago.Did you go to the show or races in November Kirwee [?] show is over now too no doubt you went there. How is the geese getting on this years young ones will be well grown now have you any Turkeys. Joe told me sometime ago he has some. When we were out for a spell a few weeks back (out of the danger zone) there were some farms with turkeys the kiddies used to take them out in the daytime to the paddocks like sheep. I have had a fortnight in hospital lately but am A1 now. I sent a parcel to you about a month ago hope you receive it safe. Well old sport news is scarce so will close. With best wishes . Hoping Dave & the kiddies are well. Your fond Brother, Tom x" AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death25 AWMM Date of death18 April 1918 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathSommeNorthern FranceFrance AWMM Death notesSommeFrance AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMessines Ridge (New Zealand) MemorialMessines Ridge British CemeteryBelgium AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryObituary: The Star, 18 May 1918 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Thomas James Clinton by laying a poppy. James Clinton Thomas Clinton Thomas James Clinton William Arthur Clinton William John Clinton Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas James Clinton 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=21895324Archives NZ DocumentsChristchurch Star AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM31: 4 AWMMChristchurch Star AWMMObituary: The Star, 18 May 1918 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.