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Thomas McEntyre

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    McEntyre AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    17436 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 C/o J.D. Jones, RD, Queenstown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.D. McEntyre (father), Arrowtown, New Zealand AWMM
    • His father was John Thomas McEntyre. Public - Maria Clare - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17436 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John and Mary McEntyre of Arrowtown. AWMM
    • Thomas McEntyre was born on the 20 January 1919, Arrowtown, NZ to parents John Thomas and Mary Jane McEntyre nee Delargey. He was number five in a family of 11 children. He was raised on the family farm, Pleasant View, opposite Lake Hayes, 2 kms out of Arrowtown township. He joined the army in 1940 with his brother, Archibald Thomas McEntyre, and fought overseas in WW2. Thomas was killed in action in Tunisia on 28 March 1943, 24 years of age. He is remembered on the memorial wall at Medjez el Bab, Beja, Tunisia, and on the War Memorial in Arrowtown. Public - Maria Clare - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family documents
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa 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
    Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia AWMM

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  • R.I.P Uncle Tom, I never got to met you but I have always felt proud that you did your bit for the country.
    Public - Anne Margaret - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • Rest in Peace with your Brothers and Sisters. Amen
    Public - Mary - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • Rest in peace Uncle Tom. One day I will pay my respects to you at the memorial on the foreign land where you remains are scattered.
    Public - Maria Clare - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • Rest in peace Great Uncle Tom.
    Public - Janine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • I never met my Uncle Tom but he has always been spoken about and remembered in our family. It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that he is remembered at this time and always.
    Public - Mary Letitia - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • Thomas McEntyre was born on the 20 January 1919, Arrowtown, NZ to parents John Thomas and Mary Jane McEntyre nee Delargey. He was number five in a family of 11 children. He was raised on the family farm, Pleasant View opposite Lake Hayes, 2 kms out of Arrowtown township. He joined the army in 1940 with his brother, Archibald Thomas McEntyre, and fought overseas in WW2. Thomas was killed in action in Tunisia on 28 March 1943, 24 years of age. He is remembered on the memorial wall at Medjez el Bab, Beja, Tunisia, and on the War Memorial in Arrowtown. He is remembered by his family. Lest we forget. May he rest in peace
    Public - Maria Clare - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record 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 291 AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2016Anne MargaretInvercargill New ZealandOther relative
25 April 2016MaryInvercargillOther relative
24 April 2015JanineSydneyOther Relative
23 April 2015Mary LetitiaInvercargill New ZealandOther Relative
23 April 2015Maria ClareChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative
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