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Thomas Morgan Paterson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Morgan AWMM
  • Surname
    Paterson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6068 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 December 1912 AWMM NgaruawahiaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 November 1939 AWMM River Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr T. Paterson (father), River Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6068 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 20 November 1939 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      15 July 1942 AWMM
      Battle for Ruweisat Ridge AWMM
    • WW2
      Western Desert, North Africa AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 1 inch AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      , night of 15/16 July 1942 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Paterson VD (WW1 39717) & Mrs Muriel Paterson, River Road, Ngaruawahia.

    Served with the 7th N.Z. Anti Tank Regiment, Greece as a Signals Officer

    According to the Official History, Paterson was "...one of Signals' most promising officers, a quiet, well-bred and extremely likeable fellow who had concealed considerable ability behind a restrained manner. In times of need, however, this ability had emerged and earned for Paterson the enduring respect of his seniors" (p284) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 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 XXIV. F. 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • I have many photos this man sent to my mother that the family may like to have. RIP

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 145 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Borman, C. (1954). p. 284 AWMM
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