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Alexander Dean Thomson

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 57), Page: 37 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 57), Page: 37 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Dean AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 42723 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Thomson (father), Otautau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42723 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 Unknown AWMM Contractor/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Thomson was the son of William James and Margaret Thomson, of Otautau, Invercargill, New Zealand. AWMM
    • According to Alexander Thomson's own will, the will of his mother and also his mother's death record and her Headstone, it was her name that was William Margaret Thomson, this was not his father's name. Can you please correct this on Alexander's record, thank you. Public - Collections Manager, Otautau Museum - Researcher - 16 May 2019 - Name: WILLIAM MARGARET, THOMSON
      Age at Death: 73 Years
      Gender: Female
      Date of Burial: Thursday, 26 February 1931
      Cemetery: Eastern Cemetery
      With -
      Inscription: In loving memory of
      Alexander Dean
      Killed at Messines
      19th Aug 1917
      Also mother
      William Margaret
      Who departed this life
      24th Feb 1931, aged 73 years.

      Viewed at Archives, Alexander Dean Thomson's Will, reads "William Margaret Thomson" and her own will reads "William Margaret Thomson".
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About death

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  • Death
    19 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    YpresBelgium 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
16 May 2019Collections Manager, Otautau MuseumOtautauResearcher
08 August 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher

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