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Peter John Thomson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter John AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ14144 AWMM
    • 14144 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 June 1935 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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 Marl

    Nuclear testing veteran

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice.

    Served with rank of STWD in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Rotoiti from 15.2.1957 to 30.9.1957. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 February 2012 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    Red BeachAuckland Province 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, 8 February 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand History Online
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/royal-nz-navy/post-war-operations
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 February 2012 AWMM
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM

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