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William Alexander Thompson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ412767 AWMM
    • WWII 412767 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
    Mrs J.D. Thompson (wife), 447 Barrington Street, Christchurch, new Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas James Thompson and Mabel Bessie Thompson. Husband of Joan Dorothea Thomspon of Christchurch

    He was flying in an air sea rescue exercise when the plane was lost.

    Two brothers serving with the RNZAF were killed in WW2 William Alexander Thompson (NZ412767) and Colin Maurice Thompson (NZ404427)

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    St KildaOuter Hebrides 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
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2 p. 234; vol. 3 p. 472 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
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