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Thomas Cunningham

  • Service number
    5195 AWMM
  • Also known as
    "Tom" & Thomas Pura Cunningham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Cunningham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    "Tom" & Thomas Pura Cunningham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Service number
    5195 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
    Ngati Kahungunu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-kahungunu
  • Hapū
    Ngati Poporo Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-kahungunu
  • Waka
    Tākitimu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-kahungunu
  • Rohe
    Mahia, Wairoa to Heretaunga Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-kahungunu
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1879 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    • son of Thomas Cunningham & Maraea Lewis Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - Military Record
    • son of Maria Cunningham of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Hastings Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Station hand at Fernhill, Hawkes' Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    mother - Maria Cunningham of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
    • abt. 1907 married Te Paea Ataria Rarere Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal & Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    5195 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 6th & 8th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    SA War - Queen's medal with Transvaal clasp
    1902 SA War Medal with Cape Colony clasp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Hawkes' Bay Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Station hand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      Hawkes BayNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 5 January 1902 for 8th Contingent at Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station Hand in Hastings Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    22 yrs 6mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

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
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Refer to story "A son thinks back" on the 28th Maori Battalion website: http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/memory/a-son-thinks-back -
      It mentions Tom Cunningham - father of 3 sons that went off to the 1st WW Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/memory/a-son-thinks-back
    • 16 January 1918 -Thomas Pura Cunningham came up before the Appeal Board
      Thomas Cunningham, shearer, Bridge Pah, Hastings, stated that he was a half caste Maori, had been married 11 years and had 7 children - Appeal allowed. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - Hastings Standard, Volume VIII, Issue 28, 16 January 1918, Page 3
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    26 November 1960 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    81 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Napier, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA War Memorial - Refer to document attached "Gisborne Boys in SA Boer War" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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12 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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