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Thomas Dobie Petrie



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Dobie AWMM
  • Surname
    Petrie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ6888 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    31st December 1913 Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Toms birth certificate.
  • Place of birth
    Blackball....West Coast....South Island Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Toms birth certificate
  • Birth notes
    Thomas (known as Tom) was the 2nd son of Charles Robert Petrie and Elizabeth (nee Dobbie). Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - family history both written and oral
  • Address before enlistment
    Unsure but think it was in Chelmsford, Essex England where Tom worked for Crompton Parkinsons. Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Tom was an adult apprentice at Crompton Parkinsons Chelmsford UK when war broke out. He enlisted but finished his apprenticeship before being called up. Info from his service records.
  • Post war occupation
    Electrical Engineer Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Have his NZ Registration Certificate. He qualified in NZ before obtaining an adult apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering at Crompton Parkinsons, Essex UK.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    His wife...Joan Miriam (nee Cox). Tom and Joan married 1/2/1941 in Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Marriage certificate for 1/2/1941.
  • Relationship status
    I am the eldest of the 3 children and only daughter of Tom and Joan and I was born 11/4/1945 at Danbury ,Essex, UK. Public - Sarah Elizabrth - Child - 9 April 2023 - Family papers.


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joan; Father of Sarah, David and Stuart AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 March 2006 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    Te KauwhataWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • 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 New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald 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


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09 April 2023Sarah ElizabrthMatamata 3400Child

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