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Forrest Harold Thompson

Photo of 12 airmen, 6 sitting and six standing. Back row, standing (l-r) I Stewart, Auckland, New Zealand; O'hare, London, England; J Richardson, Mollongong, Australia; GR Tester, Palmerston North, New Zealand; EJ Vackon, new York, USA; NR Kilpatrick, New Plymouth, New Zealand; FRONT ROW, sitting (l-r) WR Hollands, Ohai, New Zealand; RC Ravity, Idlerston, R#2, Ontario, Canada; A Jackson, Tamahere, Waikato, New Zealand; JD Russell, High Bluff, Manitoba, Canada; BS Andrew, Auckland, New Zealand; HG Thompson, Waipiro Bay, New Zealand. Image provided by Dawson family. This image may be subject to copyright.

Photo of 12 airmen, 6 sitting and six standing. Back row, standing (l-r) I Stewart, Auckland, New Ze …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Forrest Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ412766 AWMM
    • WWII 412766 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    15 December 1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68666575
  • Place of birth
    Bedfordshire, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68666575
  • Birth notes
    Son of Waldo Samual and Ethel Annie Thompson, of Waipiro Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68666575
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Waldo Samuel and Ethel Annie Thompson (parents), Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • husband of Olive Mabel Thompson, of Bedford, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68666575

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Waldo Samuel and Ethel Annie Thompson, of Waipiro Bay, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Olive Mabel Thompson, of Bedford, England.

    He was buried where his plane was shot down when returning from a special mission in Germany. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    LuxembourgEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maulusmuhle Isolated Graves, Luxembourg AWMM Collective grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tokomaru Bay War Memorial
    Tokomaru Bay Memorial Gates
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/4009515
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2 p. 332; vol. 3 p. 471 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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06 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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