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Gordon Douglas Thomson

Portrait, Flight Sergeant Thomson provided by Sian Perrott. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Flight Sergeant Thomson provided by Sian Perrott. - This image may be subject to copyright …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42317 AWMM
    • WWII 42317 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Alexander Thomson (father), Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gordon Thomson was the son of James Alexander Thomson and of Catherine Thomson (nee Laird), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Haderwijk General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands AWMM British Plot 2. Grave 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • I am doing reserach on 45 fallen airmen of WWII that lie buried near my hometown in the Netherlands. One of them is F-O Gordon Douglas Thomson of Dunedin, New Zealand.
    I am trying to find possible relatives.
    Every year in November a small ceremony is held for him and the other brave men.
    Public - Ruud - Researcher - 16 June 2021
  • Very proud of you Gordon, you were the Navigator on BK768, part of Ross's crew. I think of you all a lot and can only say thank you. You make me a very proud kiwi. Sian
    Public - Sian - Direct descendant - 21 April 2017



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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16 June 2021RuudErmelo, the NetherlandsResearcher
21 April 2017SianAuckland, NZDirect descendant

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