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Maurice Thompson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    38682 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38682 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
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.472 Electrician/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.472
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.472
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maurice Thompson was the son of Catherine Jane Thompson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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  • In memory of Maurice Thompson, the brother of my father, Edmund, and son of my grandmother, Catherine Jane Thompson, of Christchurch NZ (born in Eire). I was named after Maurice in 1953. He was only 22 when he died in Egypt in WWII and, sadly, my father also passed away suddenly in hospital in Palmerston North in 1956, aged only 37, as a result of a hospital infection (“H” bug). I was only 2 years old at the time. So this tribute is also to my grandmother, for losing both of her sons far too soon. She passed away in Christchurch in 1979, aged 82. They will always be loved and respected. And to my mother, Irene Betty Thompson, who passed away in Tauranga NZ, in 2018, aged 93, who jointly gave me Maurice’s name (David Maurice Thompson). R.I.P. - Never Forgotten
    Public - David Maurice - Other relative - 15 June 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2125455
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.472 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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15 June 2021David MauriceTauranga NZOther relative

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