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Michael Whitmore Thornton



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael Whitmore AWMM
  • Surname
    Thornton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Michael Whitmore Thornton AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 725421 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1945 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1965 AWMM 7 Bristow Place, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lieutenant General Sir Leonard Thornton (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1967 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 725421 AWMM
  • Military service
    National Service AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam 1965 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Journalist/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 2 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart disease AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Section Commander during FSB Coral and Balmoral. Died of natural causes while serving as a T/Major in TF - 3 Fd Regt, RNZA in Christchurch. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 April 1989 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Makara Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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