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Thomas Marmaduke Sunderland

Sub Lieutenant TM Sunderland RNZVR WW11. for 4 years. Commanded LCI(L)380, LCT1086 at Normandy, and LCI(L)125 TO Burma and landing at Rangoon.

TM Sunderland

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Marmaduke AWMM
  • Surname
    Sunderland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ3720 AWMM
    • WWII 3720 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Basic Naval entry training HMS Ganges AWMM
    • Officer School AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm shepherd/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
      Melanoma AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Impaired hearing-HMS Ganges AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs Norah Sunderland of Havelock North.

    After his initail Naval training on HMS Ganges, Tom Sunderland served 4 months as an Ordinary Seaman on HMS Vansittart (a destroyer), went to Officer school, served on HSM King Alfred and finally in served in Combined Operations.

    Promotion list as temporary Sub-Lieutenant, Evening Post, January 1943

    Tom Sunderland was Commanding Officer of LCI (L) 380, LCT 1086 and then LCI (L) 125.

    For the duration of the war Tom was 'on loan' from the RNZNVR to the Royal Navy.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998 AWMM
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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



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  • External links
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM


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