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Kenneth Bruce Thoms

Photo of Trooper Kenneth Bruce Thoms in uniform

Kenneth Bruce Thoms

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Thoms AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bruce Thoms AWMM
  • Service number
    620422 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 Howick Road, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Thoms (mother), Howick Road, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    620422 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married twice, husband of Valmai Mai and Joyce Beryl; father of Winnie, Doreen, Ruby, Susanne and Dianne

    Listed as Bruce on the Nominal Roll AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 October 2010 AWMM
    CambridgeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 October 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 141 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 October 2010 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2018EmWaikato, NZDirect descendant
18 April 2015EmmaCambridgeOther Relative

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