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Norman Tompsett

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Tompsett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Norman Tompsett AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2495 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    yalding, near Maidstone, Public - philip - Researcher - 8 June 2019 - find my past
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 February 1915 AWMM Care of L. Nooderton, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • B. Tompsett (father), Castlemaine, Horsewarden, Kent, England AWMM
    • his parental address was Castlemaine Farm, Horsemonden and not Horsewarden. His parents are buried at Matfield between Paddock Wood and Pembury. Norman is remembered on this grave Public - philip - Researcher - 8 June 2019 - visitto Matfield Church, local knowledge, find my past
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2495 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 15 February 1915 AWMM Architect/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Benjamin Tompsett, of 'Castlemaine', Hollington Park, St Leonards-on-Sea, England.

    Gained commission as Second Lieutenant on 2 June 1917 (Studholme 1928). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Second-Lieutenant Norman Thompsett [sic], N.Z.I.A., killed in action on October 12, was a native of Kent. He was an architect by profession. He went to the front with an early reinforcement, and saw service at Gallipoli. He was invalided to England as the result of enteric fever, and after a prolonged convalescence at Hornchurch, proceeded to the western front, where he was transferred from the Auckland Battalion to the Otago Battalion. He was selected on the field for a commission, and after qualifying in England, he returned to the firing line. (Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 730 AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). 293. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21. 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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23 November 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
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