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Richard Awatea Thompson

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 April 1923 AWMM Tolaga BayGisborne AWMM
    Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ada Thompson (mother), Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26059 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
    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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded. Admitted to No. 3NZGH, 27th G.H. (English) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • An Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete. The plaque at the base of the tree reads: This Olive Tree was presented to the New Zealand Veterans of the Battle for Crete by the people of Galatos in Crete in respect and the esteem of the bond formed during and after the Battle of Crete May 1941. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Hi Koro Wish That I Got To Know You Even More Than I Did. Thankful For The Time I Did Get With You. Love And Miss You xxx Your Moko Beverley Thompson
    Public - BEVERLEY MARGARET - Other relative - 25 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 472 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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25 April 2016BEVERLEY MARGARETnew zealandOther relative
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