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William Alfred Thomas

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Group photograph: Thomas sons of Pukenui, Far North. Back Row L to R. Albert (Bert), 18896 William Alfred, 31105 Arthur Rawson; Joidah Fenton. Front Row L to R. Frank 12/4281, Ernest Deeble, 11/497 Alfred Edward, 32548 Harold Tahana. (supplied by R. Beddoes 2007) - No known copyright restrictions

Group photograph: Thomas sons of Pukenui, Far North. Back Row L to R. Albert (Bert), 18896 William A …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 3291 AWMM
    • WWI 18896 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 November 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • South African Unknown AWMM Houhora, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Pukerau North Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Edith A. Thomas (wife), Essex Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 30 January 1901 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 26 July 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Thomas was the son of Joydah Edward Thomas, of Glenedon [sic], Auckland, New Zealand, and the late Alice Helena Thomas; husband of Edith Alice Thomas, of 5, Abbott's Rd., Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Five brothers served in WW1: William Alfred (18896), Arthur Rawson (31105); Frank (12/4281), Alfred Edward (11/497), Harold Tahana (32548). Two, William Alfred (18896) and Alfred Edward (11/497) died in WW1.

    Father was named Joidah Edward Thomas. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 40 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France AWMM K. 43. AWMM
    • Y Farm Military Cemetery France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St Barnabas (Anglican) Church , 283 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      37: 3 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      References in Ahier, War diary, 1917. p. 4 January 1917; 2, 3 February 1917 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait 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 (2020-2021). AWMM

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13 April 2020CharleneQueensland, AustraliaResearcher
20 June 2019KayeAwanuiResearcher

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