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Anthony R Thomas

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Anthony R AWMM
    • Anthony Richard Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
  • Surname
    Thomas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tony AWMM
  • Service number
    Thailand B71830 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Thailand B71830 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    27 February 1954 AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Last rank
    15 March 1970 AWMM Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • During the years 1962-63, New Zealand had personnel in Thailand serving alongside the USA forces. It appears that the official reason for them being there was to drop supplies into the jungle. The crew lived in tents alongside the Americans and all maintenance was carried out in the open air. On this deployment were the following: Flying Officer J. Hayward, Sergeant J. Newton, Sergeant R. Pluck, Corporal J. Girven, Corporal E. Clements, Corporal D. Sayers and Corporal A. Thomas. For their service in Thailand they were awarded the NZ GSM Medal (clasp Thailand) and the NZ OSM. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    4 December 2022 Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
  • Age at death
    97 Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
  • Place of death
    Christchurch Hospital Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Ruru Lawn Cemetery Christchurch Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Christchurch Press 13 December 2022 Public - John - Researcher - 14 December 2022 - Obituary CHCH Press 13 December 2022
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Memorials

Memorial

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14 December 2022JohnBlenheimResearcher

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