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Arthur George Thompson

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Arthur George Thompson, Auckland Weekly News, 24 February 1943.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430224-18-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Arthur George Thompson, Auckland Weekly News, 24 February 1943.Auckland L …


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  • Forenames
    Arthur George AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
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  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 April 1919 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Thompson was the son of the Reverend Fred Arthur and Esther May Thompson of Grey Lynn, Auckland.

    Killed whilst on a training flight, crashed into a parked plane and overturned. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 January 1943 AWMM
    KenyaAfrica AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, Kenya AWMM Prot. Service Plot. Row H. Grave 57 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • On saturday t April 2015 on the 100th Anniversary of our landings at Gallipoli I attended the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Nairobi Kenya War Gaves Cemetery, hosted by the Australian High Commissioner to East Africa. There were some 400+ in attendance from the diplomatic corps, Kenyan Government as well as expats . Acting Sub Lieutenant Arthur George THOMPSON was shown as one of the twenty three Australian & New Zealand war dead buried in Kenyan soil. As a retired naval man and a military historial & official battlefield guide of our past conflicts I took it upon myself to research the three navy types that never returned home. Two ex Royal Australian navy. The "Sub" as we ex "pusser" types refer to such young officers and two Australian Naval personnel lie in the CWGC Cemetery in Mombasa Kenya, so far from their homelands, it's so sad that their loved ones can't drop in and say hello. S
    Public - Dennis John - 5 May 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p114. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 3 p. 470 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.49, 236-7, 301. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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05 May 2015Dennis JohnSydney AustraliaOther
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