Tom Squire AWMM
Also known as
WWI 42956 AWMM
29 June 1881 AWMM AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Ohura, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
A. Senior (father), Earls Heaton, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England AWMM
Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 7 inches AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
Light brown AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
Light brown AWMM
- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
Hospitalised 21 October 1917 AWMM
Married 9 April 1925 Rose Harford
His daughter writes" my father left England in 1908 on the Arawa and landed in Wellington where he worked on widening the Hutt Road and putting in the railway line further out. He was sent up to the Stratford Line by the Labour bureau. Later he was balloted land in Ohura and it was from there he went to Featherston Camp along with other men from Ohura.
Attested in Ohura 9 December 1916
On leaving Ohura he and other men were presented with a wrist watch.
In his journal Tom describes the sailing from Wellington as very choppy and squally, arrived in Albany had a march and left for Capetown where they had three days leave. His diary continues to describe the voyage marching in to Ewshot Barracks. On his first leave he went to Dewsbury to see his brother Bill.
Family have been transcribing the diary which continues into Etaples, France.
After the war he first lists his address as Ohura but later moved and settled in Auckland.
he served for 2 years 254 days; 2 years 42 days were spent overseas AWMM
3 September 1963 AWMM
Age 82 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block M Row 19 Plot 052 AWMM
Death notice: New Zealand Herald, September 1963 AWMM
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- Military Personnel file AWMM
Military Service Record AWMM
- Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
67: 9 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Death notice: September 1963 AWMM
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