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Tom Squire Senior

Portrait of Tom Senior, wearing a bandolier, standing holding onto a wicker chair, painted backdrop (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tom Squire AWMM
  • Surname
    Senior AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 42956 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 June 1881 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    School of Instruction 23 September 1918 - 1 October 1918 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Settler/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
      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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    3 September 1963 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block M Row 19 Plot 052 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, September 1963 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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