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Thomas John Letford

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Portrait of Trooper Thomas John Letford 71565. Image kindly provided by Graham Forristalle (August 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Trooper Thomas John Letford 71565. Image kindly provided by Graham Forristalle (August 2 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas John AWMM
  • Surname
    Letford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 71565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 September 1876 AWMM WeybridgeSurrey AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Amelia Letford (wife), P.O. Box 47, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 October 1917 AWMM Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    WW1 11 October 1919 AWMM Trooper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1962 Military Personnel File
    Military Personnel File
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Tom Letford was my Great Grandfather. I was told that one of the toughest things he experienced in World War One was having to shoot his horse. Tom served in Egypt and Palestine in the Mounted Rifles. He had taken his faithful farm horse with him from Hastings. When the war was over, because of risk of diseases, the horses couldn't be brought home and Tom like many of his comrades couldn't bear the thought of his faithful beast being left to face who knew what kind of treatment by the Arab locals and so it was thought kinder to shoot the poor creature. Just heart-breaking after all they had been through together.
    Public - Evan - Other Relative - 20 May 2015

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      81: 26 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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20 May 2015EvanAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
20 May 2015EvanAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
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