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T Force - Tonga Force

Camp for members of the Tonga Defence Force of 2nd NZEF, in Tonga. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: PA1-f-107-12-1. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Camp for members of the Tonga Defence Force of 2nd NZEF, in Tonga. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: PA1-f-107-12-1. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

The 3NZ Division were garrisoned throughout the Pacific during World War II including in Fiji, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and Tonga.

The creation of T Force was to support the training of the Tongan Defence Force. “As with Fiji, New Zealand undertook to train and direct the Tongan Defence Force and to provide essential supplies and war equipment, the cost of which was originally met by the Tongan Government's provision of £20,000 a year from its slender resources, though financial changes later became necessary.” (Gillespie, 1952, p. 292)

These records were updated from the Nominals roll held at Archives New Zealand.

Resources

  • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
  • Nominal rolls - Disembarkation T-force [WW2 Tonga Force Disembarkation Roll], Archives NZ, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440224)

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Displaying 181 - 200 of 1096 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
173751ColvinWilliam JohnArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945618640 
99351ComptonFrederick AitkenArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945639588 
150151CondonMichael JosephArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945281071 
163760ConnellWilliam HolmeArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945606542 
147510CookAlbert WilliamArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945230650 
148087CookGeorge MafekingArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945241914 
149057CookeDavid Charles DarwinArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945262033 
99357CoombridgeHorace ClevelandArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945300695 
99358CooperArchard WilfredArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945502870 
150395CooperThomas HaroldArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945286241 
168758CorriganWilliam PatrickArmyWorld War II, 1939-194580640 
99367CosterEric RalphArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945286433 
99368CottonJack LloydArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945572035 
99370CouldreyArbon JackArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945539317 
136764CourtneyNoel Bernard AnthonyArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945158886 
99372CouttsDouglas EvelynArmyWorld War II, 1939-194525533 
136766CouttsGrahame ElrickArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945626684, NZD3645, 3645, NZD3645 
163109CowanJohnArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945584569 
99374CowanLeonard RobertArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945504420 
99375CowardErnest JohnArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945391757 

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