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Lyall Reginald Thornton

His Journey after the War

Across the World

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lyall Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Thornton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6331 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 June 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Masterton, New Zealand Public - Alastair Lyall - Direct descendant - 27 February 2016 - Masterton, New Zealand
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 38 Opaki Road, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Traveller, Mechanic Public - Alastair Lyall - Direct descendant - 27 February 2016 - Unemployed
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O.P. Thornton (wife), Oxford Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6331 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

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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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • You survived the war, journeyed 10.000 miles plus around the world. We look at all your photos, archives and metals from the war. There's still a lot of photos to be developed from the 100s of films we have of yours.
    Public - Alastair Lyall - Direct descendant - 27 February 2016



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  • External links
    Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs.
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 181 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM


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27 February 2016Alastair LyallMasterton, New ZealandDirect descendant

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