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Alban Thomas

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alban AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alban Thomas AWMM
    • Jock Public - Marg - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - family papers
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3138 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 July 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Supply Depot, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alban Thomas (father), Ngaroma, via Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3138 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    22 years 3 months Public - Marg - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Archives New Zealand


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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
    • Wounded 20.11.1915 Died of wounds 21.11.2015 at No 2 Post 16th Casualty Clearing Stn Anzac Cove Public - Marg - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 -

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Private Thomas was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alban Thomas, of Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand. He died of wounds on Gallipoli.

      Private Thomas' brother, Private Vivian Charles Thomas (12/3493) served with the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action in France on 7 June 1917. AWMM
    • He was known as "Jock". Public - Marg - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - family papers
    • Date of birth: 19.07.1893 Public - Marg - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - New Zealand Expeditionary Force attestation online at:
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About death

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  • Death
    21 November 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey AWMM I. A. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Leave a tribute or memory of Alban Thomas

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  • In memory of my father Alban George Way, Alban Thomas' nephew, who passed away November 20 2014, one day short of 99 years later than Alban Thomas at Gallipoli. Alban (Jock) Thomas was a brother of my father Alban's mother Kath Way (nee Thomas). How sad Jock, that you were killed at Gallipoli only weeks before the withdrawl. I often wonder how different life would have been for our family, and especially for my father your namesake, if you and your brother Viv had come home from the war, rebuilt a life farming, married, had children. RIP Uncle Jock, and Dad.
    Public - Marg - Other Relative - 24 April 2015

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 719 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 March 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
27 April 2015MargTamahere, New ZealandOther Relative

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