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Alfred Thompson


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI NZ1216 AWMM
    • WWI NZNF1216 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Margaret Thompson (wife), 35 b London Street, Lyttelton AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI NZ1216 AWMM
    • WWI NZNF1216 AWMM
  • Military service
    Royal Navy AWMM
    Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary Lady Cory-Wright AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 August 1914 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Margaret Thompson of Christchurch, New Zealand, they had five children together; Alice Margaret, William, Alfred, Pearl and Charlotte (twins).

    Drowned when the ship was sunk by a submarine

    Joined the RNR at the outbreak of the war - spent three years of the war serving in coastal shipping in NZ waters - late 1917 headed to Britain - where he joined SS Lady Cory-Wright in service as a naval auxiliary munition carrier - Killed when ship torpedoed by UC-17 off the English coast - name on Plymouth Naval Memorial & Canterbury Provincial Memorial - age 32 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 March 1918 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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  • Memorial name
    • Canterbury Provincial Memorial, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Auckland AWMM

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