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Thomas Launcelot Tester

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Entrance, Trois Arbres Cemetery, (photos Mr J. Hurd of England, 1998) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Launcelot AWMM
  • Surname
    Tester AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1516 AWMM
    • WWI 4/1516A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 19 Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.F. Tester (father), 19 Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1516 AWMM
    • WWI 4/1516A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs T.L. Tester of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Freda Dorothy Marguerite Tester of 204, Pordand Rd, South Norwood, London.

    The place of burial is in Steenwerck, a village in France on the D77 about 6 kilometres south-east of Bailleul, and to the east of the road from Bailleul to Estaires. The Cemetery is situated to the north-east midway between the village and the main road from Bailleul to Armentieres and north of the recently built motorway.

    New Zealand lost 18,166 service men and women, out of a population of approximately 1,089,825, in World War I. Nearly all those killed were buried overseas.

    More information on Sapper Tester can be found in the magazine 'New Zealand Yachtsman': volume 14, 4 December 1915, p.114, and volume 17, 7 July 1917, p.177. THese volumes can be found at the Auckland Central Library. Public source. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I.P.4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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