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Thomas McFarlane

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Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    McFarlane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39284 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 June 1889 Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John McFarlane (father), Drummond, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39284 AWMM
  • Military service
    On 6.6.17 Left for France. 8.6.17 landed Etaples and assigned to the Otago Infantry Regiment, Captain D. White; 8th (Southland) Company. AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: T.B. lung Percent of disability: Not assessed Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: T.B. lung Percent of disability: 70 Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM
    • Medical, WWI AWMM
      On the 31.08.1916 Thomas is recorded as being a farmer in Drummond, 27 years old, 5 foot 5-7 inches, 124lb, with chest 32-36 inches, grey eyes and brown hair. He was approved in Invercargill by a medical officer John B Sale in Invercargill. AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Following gassing, Thomas was admitted to No 3 General Hospital in Rouen 23 Aug 1917 with influenza. By October he was back in London at Brockenhurst, Hornchurch, Codford and Sling. 19.3.18 Classified as unfit by Medical board with recurring bouts phthisis. From Walton, Thomas embarked NZ from Liverpool via the ship Maunganui. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Cashmere Military Sanatorium

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Drummond

    Drummond which is19 km west of Winton, was formed in 1881. The township grew after 1893, when the Gladfield Estate was broken into smaller lots. Settlers drained swamps, farmed sheep, and grew oats, wheat, linseed and grasses. At the census of 1901, the population of the village and vicinity in the Otautau riding was 288, and the Winton riding 70 (Public Source: October 2016).

    John McFarlane and Eliza Catherine (Evans of Canterbury) had 8 children of which Thomas was the youngest son. Eliza, John, Donald, Alexander, Margaret (died aged 3), Thomas, Mary and Amy (Public Source: October 2016). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1920 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Southland Times, 8 September 1920, Issue 18922, p.4.

    MR THOMAS McFARLANE.
    On August 16 last, Mr Thomas McFarlane, fourth son of Mr John McFarlane, Drummond, one of Southland's oldest settlers, succumbed to the effects of a severe gassing in France. He went to England with the troopship Aparima, thence to France, where he contracted a severe illness.
    On recovery he entered the fighting line where he was gassed with results that ultimately proved fatal. Returning to New Zealand with the troopship Maunganui, he was about nine months at Palmerston North, and on returning home after about a month’s severe illness, to the great regret of his many friends, he never rallied.
    Tom was highly esteemed and respected, and in fact liked by everyone, being a young man of unblemished reputation, good-natured, kind, and obliging, and possessing all those characteristics which win the approbation of friends and neighbours. It is worthy of note that Tom was in many essentially good characteristics typical of a large section of young men and women, the offspring of the early settlers in the Drummond and surrounding districts, who are proving themselves capable of upholding the reputation of those pioneers, who so worthily fulfilled all the requirements of successful settlement in their public and private capacity.
    Their numbers are fast diminishing, but the very large cortege, comprising of many young people, following our friend to his resting place at Calcium not only showed their respect and esteem, but was indicative of an appreciation of true worth. His remains were carried from his residence to the hearse and from the hearse to the grave by six returned soldiers.
    While it is satisfactory to acknowledge that those who have been fortunate enough to return are doing their part in the common duties of life, it is with a pang of deep regret, we have to bear the loss of those line young men who sleep in foreign soil, and who gave such rich promise of useful careers in doing their part in public and private life. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Drummond Soldiers' Memorial AWMM

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