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Vincent Alexander Thompson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vincent Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23900 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 February 1896 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Thompson (father), 9 Plunkett Street, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23900 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 February 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Upholsterer/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      112 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in the Field. Private Billing P.H. (Service No. 27205) states: " On the morning of 7-6-17, [I met Lt.] Bristol, just in front of Messines - he told me Pvte Thompson - his Batman - had just been wounded and that he had ordered him back to the Rear". AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      The Officer Commanding of 2 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, stationed at Rouen, France, made the following statement at the Court of Enquiry on 9 January 1918: "The Court is of the opinion that the above man - 'Missing believed Wounded'. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was reported missing on 7 August 1917 in either France or Belgium. Casualty List number 639/4.

    A memorial plaque was sent to James Thompson, 3 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, on 21 December 1921, and the accompanying scroll was sent on 1 July 1921, to the same person.

    Periods of Service: Overseas: 407 days; New Zealand: 113 days

    The Battle of Messines took place on 7 June 1917. Over 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918 and have no known grave. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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01 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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