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Thomas Flint York

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Flint AWMM
  • Surname
    York AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/657 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1880 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    11 November 1880 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngahere, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.D. York (wife), Ngahere, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/657 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915 Gallipoli; 1916 Egyptian (25.12.1915) Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853
    • British War Medal
      Victory Medal Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Rifleman York was one of the first six members of the Rifle Brigade to be killed in Egypt (Austin, 1924) AWMM
    • Married Miss Maggie Watson BROWN, spinster on 5 July 1906 at Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Daughter Janet born 1907 and son Thomas born 1910. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21256853
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 December 1915 AWMM
    Mersa MatruhEgypt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM E 159 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    "Rifleman Thomas Flint York, of the 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who was killed in action against the Senussi, on the Egyptian border, on Christmas Day, was a son of Mr Thomas York, of Woolston, and was 36 years old. He was educated at Christ's College.

    He was engaged in farming in the Wairarapa and, latterly, at Waimate.

    Rifleman York married a daughter of the late Mr D. H. Brown, of Fendalton. His wife and two children live at Waimate." Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; Sun, Volume II, Issue 597, 8 January 1916, Page 8; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=SUNCH19160108.2.45&srpos=3&e=-------10--1----2thomas+flint+york--
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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29 August 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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