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Thomas James Clinton

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  • Service number
    10783 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Cyclist Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas James AWMM
  • Surname
    Clinton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    10783 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    7 June 1893 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Clinton (mother), Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 06 May 1916 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10783 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military 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
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 21 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53 AWMM
    Vessel was Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Private AWMM
    1st New Zealand Cyclist 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      140 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted hospital (sick - shingles) 12.11.1917, discharged 26.11.1917 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Cyclist Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Clinton was the son of Mr William Francis Clinton and Mrs. Mary Clinton, of Darfield, Canterbury.

    Joined Cyclist Corps 14 April 1916

    Transcript 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    25 AWMM
  • Date of death
    18 April 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: The Star, 18 May 1918 AWMM

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