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Thomas Arnold Blake

Portrait of Major Blake. Major Thomas A. Blake photograph album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira (PH-2014-69-1-Ip1).

Portrait of Major Blake. Major Thomas A. Blake photograph album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tama …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Blake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13/637 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 August 1882 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 August 1914 AWMM Department of Agriculture, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Veterinary Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
    Veterinary Surgeon, Live Stock and Meat Division, Department of Agriculture AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Blake (wife), The Deverells, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 25 August 1914 AWMM Veterinary Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      March 1917 admitted mumps, slight. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      December 1918 admitted congestion. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mabel Constance (Connie) nee Deane

    Emigrated to New Zealand in 1911 aged 29, after three years in Rangoon, Burma as a meat inspector.

    He married Connie on the 29 August 1915 in Zeitoun Camp. The couple were presented with a wedding gift from the farrier staff of the Auckland Mounted Rifles of a table cloth of Egyptian workmanship with the regimental crest worked in the centre.

    During WW1 he served in New Zealand 80 days and overseas 4 years 281 days, total service 4 years 281 days.

    In WW2 he served at Waiouru May 1941, at Auckland Headquarters until about July 1944.

    Details of service in WW2 partially redacted in his service record. Whilst he is listed at embarkation as Veterinary Corps his service number prefix is 13/ for the Auckland Mounted Rifles not the 17/ for the NZ Army Veterinary Corps. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1966 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, Totara Services (Returned Services) Lawn, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM RSA-UNSPEC-O AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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