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Percival Henry Hall-Thompson

Captain P. W. Hall-Thompson, Naval Adviser to the New Zealand Government. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 5 December 1918 p042. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19181205-42-1. Image has no known copyright.

Captain P. W. Hall-Thompson, Naval Adviser to the New Zealand Government. Taken from the supplement …


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    Percival Henry AWMM
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    Hall-Thompson AWMM
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    5 May 1874 AWMM EalingLondon AWMM
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  • Hall-Thompson was appointed Naval Advisor to New Zealand, taking up his duties in 1914.

    After the outbread of WW1, Hall-Thompson left New Zealand with HMS Philomel on 15 August 1914 on escort duty with the force which occupied German Samoa at the end of that month. Following this successful mission, HMS Philomel escorted the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, which left Wellington for the Middle East on 16 October 1914. For the next two years HMS Philomel was deployed mainly in the Persian Gulf: showing the flag, mediating between Arab tribes and harassing the Turks.

    Photograph: Portrait: AWMM
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    6 July 1950 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
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