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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 141 - 160 of 1096 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
99315ChadwickKenneth CharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945239036 
156056ChambersEdwardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945435337 
C60726ChambersFrederick WilliamArmyRegular Military Service, World War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194512/3582, 48499, 31317 
136433ChambersSidneyArmyWorld War II, 1939-194564336 
99316ChaneyJames CharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945556428 
136447ChapmanTrevor JamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-194563920 
136450CharlesAlbert HectorArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945600455 
99319CharlesPhilipArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945819120 
99321ChaseAlvin WilfredArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945567283 
99324ChaveAlbert CharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945583600 
99325CheneryAlbert JamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945476379 
155165CherryHenry EmanuelArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945422682 
99327ChesneyJohn ThomasArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945554959 
99326ChesneyWilliam SamuelArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945522894 
177732CheyneFrank AuchinleckArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945554956 
155850ChildsArthurArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945433413 
163483ChoateFrancis DesmondArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945600978 
158968ChristensenJamesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945461192 
163308ChristieJohn DuncanArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945594401 
162734ClagueRobert EdwardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945566194 

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