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Charles Thomas Major

Memorial to Charles Thomas Major King's College, Otahuhu - No known copyright restrictions

Memorial to Charles Thomas Major King's College, Otahuhu - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Major AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thomas Charles Major AWMM
  • Service number
    2668 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 December 1869 AWMM WaltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM King's College, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.T. Major, Walton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
    • Rhodesia AWMM
    • Cape Colony AWMM
    • Orange Free State AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2668 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Nelson Volunteer Cadets AWMM
    • St Johns College Rifle Cadets AWMM
    • Kings College Cadets AWMM
    • Rifle Volunteers AWMM
    • Nelson Infantry Volunteers AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 1900 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles and Hannah Major.

    Volunteered with Fifth Contingent as Officer Commanding (OC) of 11 Company (Auckland Section).

    Colonel and Commander of Auckland Infantry Brigade in New Zealand, 1914-18.

    Served as Headmaster at King's College, Auckland, 1905-26.

    Honorary Colonel in Auckland Regiment, 1928-38.

    Major's decorations and medals were aboard the Niagara when it was sunk in the Hauraki Gulf on 19 June 1940.

    Marama then transfer to Moldavia for Suez. Ship name "Marama" from The Evening Post, May 23, 1915 listing the nurses and officers on the passenger list. Transfer to Moldavia. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 November 1938 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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