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Thomas Caradoc William Powell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Caradoc William AWMM
  • Surname
    Powell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65019 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 August 1912 AWMM OpuawhangaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 July 1940 AWMM Opuawhanga Road, Otonga RD, Hikurangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs MA Powell (mother), Opuawhanga, Otonga RD, Hikurangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Tunisia AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65019 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 year as Cadet AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 10 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded twice AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Powell was the second son of Mrs Powell and the late Mr C J C Powell of “Woodend’ Opuawhanga

    Born at Opuawhanga, he was educated at Opuawhanga Primary School and Whangarei High School. He was keenly interested in all sports; more particularly football, an interest in which he maintained after completing his education. He assisted his parents on their farm at Opuawhanga and then toured New Zealand in farming positions. At the outbreak of war he was farming at Opuawhanga. Joining the New Zealand Medical Corps he was transferred overseas in 1941 as a member of a regimental aid post and participated in all the major campaigns of the New Zealand Division.

    He was severely wounded in the Battle of Egypt but recovered and rejoined his unit, being wounded again in the Tunisian campaign. He saw considerable service in Italy prior to his death from wounds on July 29.

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

About death

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  • Death
    29 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy AWMM III. A. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Northern Advocate, 8 August 1944 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hikurangi War Memorial Hall, 24 King Street, Hikurangi AWMM
    • Hikurangi Primary School War Memorial, 4 Swan Ave, Hikurangi 0114 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Northern Advocate AWMM
      Northern Advocate, 8 August 1944 AWMM
    • 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
      p.171 AWMM