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Thomas Barrymore Paton

Portrait, c1940 (courtesy of Paton Family Collection Black and White Photograph ) - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Barrymore AWMM
  • Surname
    Paton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZD 1308 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 February 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 May 1935 AWMM Mangaweka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward John Paton (father), Mangaweka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 18 May 1935 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Stoker AWMM

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 7inches AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      37.5 cm AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar on right thumb AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
      Torpeoded by German UBoat U178 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aged 22 years 3 months at enlistment.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds further papers relating to Paton's naval career. [Ref. MS 2007/50] AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Indian Ocean 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



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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial gates, Mangaweka School, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Anzac 2019. Remembering my uncle Thomas Barrymore Paton of Mangaweka. Petty Officer Stoker RNZN Lost at Sea Nov 01 1942 age 28. Commemorated with honour NZ Naval Memorial Devonport Auckland.
    Public - Mark - Other relative - 25 April 2019
  • Anzac 2018 Remembering my uncle TB Paton.
    Public - Mark - Other relative - 25 April 2018
  • In memory of my uncle Thomas Barrymore Paton.
    Public - Mark - Other Relative - 9 February 2015



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  • External links
    Paton family website.
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Paton, Glynnis. Papers relating to the naval career of Thomas Barrymore Paton, 2007. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2007-50. AWMM


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09 February 2015MarkHavelock New ZealandOther Relative
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