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Daniel Frederick Thorpe


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Thorpe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12185 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
    Unknown AWMM Woodstock, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. Thorpe (father), Woodstock, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12185 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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  • Daniel Thorpe was the son of Frederick Arnold Thorpe and Martha Thorpe, of Woodstock, Westland, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XIII. J. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • In Loving memory of my Great Uncle Dan. Lest We Forget. Forever in our memory
    Public - Tania Diane - Direct descendant - 22 April 2020
  • I Loving memory of my Great Uncle Dan. Lest We Forget. Forever in our memory
    Public - Tania - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • In Loving Memory of an Uncle I never got to meet. THE LONE POPPY In a lone field, a poppy grows its head bending low, Praying for the soldiers who have fallen years ago; He's fiery red in colour like the blood that has been spilled, upon that ground so long ago when many brave were killed. But now just like that poppy that stands there all alone, Please stop and pray for soldiers who never will come home; Let that poppy remind us of those who went before, and say a prayer for soldiers still fighting in our wars. They do not ask for this task but when evil roams this world, A soldier does his duty for his country when he's called. ©Averil Thorpe 2009. Thank You for your service to your country.
    Public - Averil - Other relative - 11 November 2015
  • I Loving memory of my Uncle Dan. Lest We Forget. Forever in our memory
    Public - Averil Joyce - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 3: WW2 475 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • The parting of the ways : a souvenir record of the triumphs, tribulations and maritime musings of returning draft H.M.N.Z.T No. 217, 'Zealandic'. January 18th, 1919 to February 26th, 1919. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2020Tania DianeNew ZealandDirect descendant
25 April 2018TaniaNew ZealandDirect descendant
11 November 2015Averil Westport New ZealandOther relative
25 April 2015Averil JoyceWestport New ZealandOther Relative

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