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John Thompson Large


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  • Forenames
    John Thompson AWMM
  • Surname
    Large AWMM
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  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Recruited by Colonel T.W. Porter AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    31 July 1923 AWMM
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  • Obituary

    "A very old colonist, and a veteran of the Maori Wars, passed away at the Auckland Hospital on Monday, in the person of Major John Thompson Large. Major Large was born in Surrey, England in September 1845 an dwas mentioned in dispated for conspicuous service, later receiving the Maori War medal. Major Large was a fine Maori linguist, and for 20 years from 1874 was engaged first as Government interpreter to the Native Lands Purchase Department, on the East Coast, and afterwards as a licensed interpreter in private practice, generaly in the same district. In the year 1880 he purchaged the Wairoa Guadrian newspaper in Hawke's Bay, and was editor and proprietor of that journal until 1892. Major Large had lived in retirement in Auckland for a number of years, and had taken a great interest in the veterans and in the work of the Auckland Insitute." AWMM
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