Thomas Clifford AWMM
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Pre 12 January 1940 AWMM Forfar Street, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
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Forfar Street, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 20 November 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
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- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 8 inches AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
Son of Henry Swallow and Margaret Bain Swallow (nee Davidson), he was one of six children.
Husband of Rona Brennan, father of Christine and Lynne.
Cliff was working as a Commercial traveller for Ross & Glendinning before he enlisted in 1940.
Evacuated from Singapore after their ship was bombed in 1 February 1942. Details of this are contained in his diary, a copy held as MS 98/18 in the Auckland Museum Library.
He met Rona, his wife on a train travelling from Christchurch to Dunedin on 26 March 1942 and they became engaged just a month later. AWMM
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St James Church Cemetery, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM Ashes AWMM
Death notice: New Zealand Herald, May 1991 AWMM
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- Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
Excerpts from the Reminiscences of his wife Rona are held on Armoury file ACF141870 AWMM
- Swallow, T.C. Diary 1941-1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-98/18 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Death notice: May 1991 AWMM
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