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Neville Henry Thornton

Neville Thornton All Black

Neville Thornton All Black

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neville Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Thornton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 416366 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 December 1918 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    December 12th, 1918 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - research
  • Place of birth
    Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - Research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Otorohanga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. H.J.D. Thornton, Nelson St., Otahuhu (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 416366 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.128 School teacher/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.128
    Te KuitiWaikato 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.128
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Neville was a member of the 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force rugby team 1945/46 which toured Britain and Europe. He was an All Black in 1947 and 1949 playing 19 matches including 3 tests. He played 3 matches for King Country in 1940 and 11 for Auckland in 1947/48. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - research

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    September 12th, 1998 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - research
  • Age at death
    79 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - Research
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, North Shore, Auckland. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 29 March 2021 - research
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.128 AWMM

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29 March 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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