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Peter Haydyn Thompson

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Peter Thompson RNZN reaching the Williams Shield from Commander-in-Chief Plymouth, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Madden RN, formerly Chief of the New Zealand Naval Staff, Portsmouth, February 1963.

Peter Thompson

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  • Title
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  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Peter Haydon Osborne Arthur Thompson AWMM
    • Peter Haydyn Thompson Public - Christopher Withiel Russell - Child - 25 April 2022 - Death certificate.
  • Service number
    • U14347 AWMM
    • P/JX 740859 AWMM
    • NZ14347 AWMM
    • Korea 14347 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 February 1928 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Royal Navy, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Royal New Zealand Navy, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Doris Thompson (mother), England AWMM
    • Mrs D.Thompson (mother), Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Royal Navy Service, excellent: HMS Royal Arthur ; Glendower, Valkyrie, Excellent RN Service) AWMM
    • Royal Navy, Excellent: HMAS Watson, Cerberus AWMM
    • RNC: Greenwich, HMS Phoenix, Excellent, Vernon, Dryad, Mercury, HMAS Cerebrus RNZN Service AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Eyesight 6/6 6/6 AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in Royal Navy as a seaman with gunnery radar control sub specialisation until the end of the post WW2 emergency period, mainly in the Mediterranean Fleet. Enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Navy in the rating of Able Seaman.

    Promoted Leading Seaman October 1955, Petty Officer October 1957, Chief Petty Officer December 1962 with the sub specialisation of Chief Gunnery Instructor.

    Commissioned in the rank of Acting Sub Lieutenant (SD)(G)(g+) February 1963, promoted Lieutenant July 1966, promoted Lieutenant Commander January 1973 and placed on the Retired List 18 January 1983.

    Served for 33 years.

    Royal Navy service number - P/JX 740859

    Student, laboratory assistant, Farm Worker, animal husbandry, hydrophonics (commercial), Security Project manager; Customer Services Officer AHI, Fishing Tackle Retail and Wholesale Trade. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 June 2020 AWMM
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2022Christopher Withiel RussellAuckland, New ZealandChild

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