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Thomas Solly Crompton

Unknown, photographer (ca. 1916). Thomas Solly Crompton. Black and white full length studio portrait of Thomas Solly Crompton in soldiers uniform. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira (PH-1964-6-47). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Unknown, photographer (ca. 1916). Thomas Solly Crompton. Black and white full length studio portrait …


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  • Forenames
    Thomas Solly AWMM
  • Surname
    Crompton AWMM
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  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    OmataTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Omata, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Crompton (mother), Queen's Avenue, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/718 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Foreman/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Jardine and Louisa T. C. Crompton, of 3 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Eden, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 March 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    MessinesBelgium AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM II.F.1. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Corporal Thomas S. Crompton, killed in action, was the son of Mrs. L. I. C. Crompton, of Queen’s Avenue, Dominion Road, and was born at Omata, Taranaki, 26 years ago. His father, the late Mr. H. J. Crompton, was a volunteer in the early Taranaki wars, and his grandfather, the late Mr. W. M. Crompton, was the first editor of the Taranaki Herald, and also one of the first members of the General Assembly on the Constitution Act being brought into operation in 1853. Corporal Crompton was foreman to Messrs. Duncan and Davies, nurserymen, of New Plymouth. He was a volunteer before the days of the territorial system, and afterwards a sergeant of territorials. One of the first to enlist in New Plymouth, he was in the landing at Gallipoli, and he was slightly wounded on the peninsula in the following July. (Auckland Weekly News, 29 March 1917, p. 48) AWMM
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