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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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PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
99217BighamKeith ClarenceArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945485228 
154076BishopThomas EdwardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945403488 
162465BishopWilliam MichaelArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945554510 
160816BlakeEric JamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-194549433 
178093BlythJames AlexanderArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945807297 
162330BlairJohn AlexanderArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945549176 
99232BluntJohn ColeArmyWorld War II, 1939-194512942 
177790BowdenAlexander JohnArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945615024 
99248BoyceAllan Robert CharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945567171 
99239BoswellBenjamin Selwyn BurrellArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945300736 
99235BondElon BryceArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945412436 
C130831BoyceEric RaymondArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945502841, NZ5698, 5698 
99237BorcovskyGeraldArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945554705 
159065BoothHerbert AttwoodArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945462700 
C17841BostonJamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945435492 
163796BoyceJamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945607303 
99242BourneJoffre RussellArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945573850 
99240BothamJoseph HenryArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945599728 
99233BodgerLionel AlfredArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945486979 
165311BoydRobert LionelArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945627100 

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