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Thomas Heslop

Headstone, Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Heslop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    64178 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 Cambridge Road, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss E. Heslop (sister), Dungannon, County Tyronne, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64178 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • I am a relative of Thomas Heslop and I am in passion of all of his medals he was awarded in World War Two.

      On top of the War Medal 1939-1945 and New Zealand War Service Medal he was also awarded the Africa Star with the 8th army, the New Zealand Memorial Cross, 1939-1945 Star.

      I hope we can get them on there too.

      Thanks Public - Taylor - Direct descendant - 15 December 2023 - I don’t have any sources other then that I have them at home. I can email you a picture if you need that.

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Thomas Heslop was the son of Alexander Heslop and of Rachel Heslop (nee Truman) of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland AWMM
    • Brother of Victor, John and Elizabeth, also of Dungannon, Co Tyrone,. Northern Ireland at the time of Thomas's death. John and Elizabeth later emigrated to New Zealand in 1949. Public - Arnold Derik - Other relative - 16 December 2022 - Family papers


About death

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  • Death
    17 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 12. E. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas Heslop

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  • Uncle Tom, I wish we could have met. How proud I am that a member of my family is on the Roll of Honour. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Love
    Public - Kerry - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018
  • In memory of Uncle Tom Though we never met we think of you often and the sacrifice you made for us. To you and your comrades, We will remember you. Arnold Heslop Nephew
    Public - Arnold - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 96 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 December 2023TaylorDunedinDirect descendant
16 December 2022Arnold DerikAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
16 April 2018KerryCambridge, New Zealand Direct descendant
25 April 2016ArnoldAuckland. New Zealand.Direct descendant

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