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Thomas Langdale Sands

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Thomas Langdale Sands

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Langdale AWMM
  • Surname
    Sands AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    272181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Marua, Hikurangi AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A Sands (mother), Marua, Hikurangi AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    272181 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Private AWMM New Zealand Ordnance Corps AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • I know from conversations with my Father Thomas Langdale Sands, during his Service, he was in Guadalcanal & also Vella Lavella.
      He was going to be sent to Borneo when the War ended. Thomas mentioned Japanese Snipers being where he was. He caught Malaria during his service. Public - Carol Ann - Child - 13 June 2020 - Family Historical information & personal conversations with Thomas

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Dorothy; father of Wayne, Carol, Judy and Alan. AWMM
    • Thomas is sitting with his only surviving Sibling, Sister Sarah (Sally),at the time of Sands Family Reunion. Thomas is on the right. Public - Carol Ann - Child - 13 June 2020 - Family photo history, published in The Northern Advocate.
      The article gives some details of the Family History.
    • Thomas Sands Family, Wife Dorothy Myrtle (Née Budd).
      Eldest Wayne Sands, 2nd child - Carol Ann Field - born 1960, 3rd child - Judith Maree Edgar - born 1962, 4th child - Alan Thomas Langdale Sands - born 1969.
      Family photo taken at Auckland Family Home around 1967.
      Thomas lived in Auckland until 1971, when they built a Home in Whangarei at 27 Manapouri St, Tikipunga.
      Wayne had 3 Sons with wife Jennifer (née Taylor), eldest Jason Sands, 2nd child Justin Sands, 3rd child Ryan Sands.
      Carol had no children.
      Judith had 2 children with Husband Warwick Edgar, Laille Selena (eldest) & Adam Edgar.
      Alan has no children. Public - Carol Ann - Child - 13 June 2020 - Family Records
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About death

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  • Death
    23 December 2006 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM RSA. Plot 1323 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 December 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 10: WW2 73 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 December 2006 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 June 2020Carol AnnOnerahi, Whangarei Child

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