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Thomas Arnold Laurence

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Laurence AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    37568 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1921 AWMM InglewoodTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 October 1939 AWMM C/o Post Office, Uruti, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Laurence (father), Brown Street, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    37568 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 28 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded Sangro River, Italy 24 November 1943 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William Robert Laurence (10/1877) who served in WW1 and WW2.

      Husband of Mabel Laurence they married at the Uruti All Saints Church in 12 June 1945; father of Glenwyss, Christine and Mark.

      He farmed in Uruti, Taranaki for 32 years. AWMM
    • Son of William Robert Laurence and Elsie May Laurence nee Yelland Public - Glenwyss Mary - Child - 21 April 2015 - I am his daughter.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 September 1977 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Cremation extension Plot 22 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 265 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Kay, R. (1958). p. 358 AWMM

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19 April 2016Glenwyss New ZealandChild