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Thomas Frederick Champion

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  • Service number
    7950 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Fred Public - Barbara Elaine - Child - 12 May 2015 - Registration Form for Active Service. Dad's signature on bottom of page is clearly signed Thomas Fredrick Champion
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Thomas Frederick AWMM
    • Thomas Fredrick Public - Barbara Elaine - Child - 12 May 2015 - Registration Form for Active Service. Dad's signature on bottom of page is clearly signed Thomas Fredrick Champion. Also his birth certificate no 75915 is Thomas Fredrick Champion
  • Surname
    Champion AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred Public - Barbara Elaine - Child - 12 May 2015 - Registration Form for Active Service. Dad's signature on bottom of page is clearly signed Thomas Fredrick Champion
  • Service number
    7950 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1905 Public Source (May 2015) Burnetts FaceWest Coast Public Source (May 2015)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Stout Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Adank (sister), Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7950 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1967 Public Source (May 2015)
  • Date of death
    28 November 1967 Public - Fredrick Burns - Child - 2 May 2015 - Family
  • Age at death
    62 years Public - Fredrick Burns - Child - 2 May 2015 - Family
  • Place of death
    Totara River, Via Westport, New Zealand Public - Fredrick Burns - Child - 2 May 2015 - Family
  • Cause of death
    Bush Accident Public - Fredrick Burns - Child - 2 May 2015 - Family
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Orowaiti Cemetery, Utopia Road/State Highway 67, Westport, Buller District, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Fred born 26 Jan 1905 at Burnetts Face to Rachel & Isaac Champion.He was 4 when his mother died leaving a family of 10.Isaac had to provide for the family & the little ones Fred 4 Ben 2 & Henry 10mths went to Nelson orphanage & were lucky that Mr & Mrs Windelbourn took them from there to live on the farm in Richmond where they put the boys through school & the boys helped out on the farm.Fred spoke fondly of the Windelbourns.Fred worked mainly as a labourer & bushman & by all accounts was hard working.He went overseas in the 20th Battalion in 1940.He & his brother Ben were POW’s in Camp Lucca Italy.In December 1944 Fred married Shirley Raeside living in Westport all their married life & had 3 children.Fred was very much a family man & was widely respected in the community.He was killed in a bush accident on 28 Nov 1967 & is buried in the RSA section of the Orawaiti Cemetery in Westport.
    Public - Barbara Elaine - Child - 12 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 35 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
12 May 2015Barbara ElaineWestbury, Tasmania, AustraliaChild
02 May 2015Fredrick BurnsStanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, New ZealandChild
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