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Thomas John Albert Groves

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Grave site  at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, for Thomas John Albert Groves (4/1351). Image provided by Hugh Grenfell, March 2016. © Auckland Museum CC BY.
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Identity

  • Title
    Born 15 February 1889 Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 30 July 2015 - Birth Certificate
  • Forenames
    Thomas John Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Groves AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1351 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 February 1889 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    15 February 1889 Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 31 July 2015 - New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Home Street, Arch Hill, Auckland Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 31 July 2015 - New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Tokonui Mental Hospital, Kihikihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J.H. Blackman (mother), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
    • My grandfather's mother's surname was actually Blackbourn and not Blackman. Her christian name was Matilda and John Henry Blackbourn was her second husband. Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - I am a direct descendant through my father William Andrew John Groves so have had his advice.
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 18 December 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Grandfather was married to Florence Gertrude May (nee Waxham) and they had three children Eileen May, William Andrew John and Donald Edward. Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - I am a direct descendant through my father William Andrew John Groves so have had his advice.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1351 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Warder at Tokonui Mental Hospital, Kihikihi, New Zealand Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 31 July 2015 - Tunnelling Company History Sheet
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The headstone on his grave records 'who gave his life for his country'. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1925 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Anglican Division, G Row 1, Plot 13 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Oratia School First World War Memorial, Shaw Road, Oratia Auckland 0604 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • In honour of our grandfather who gave his life for our beautiful country. His three children were orphaned at a very young age and brought up by their grandparents. I am his granddaughter and have always felt the loss of someone whom I believe was a lovely man. Love and affection from myself and all his grandchildren.
    Public - Geraldine May - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

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20 April 2015Geraldine May Auckland New ZealandOther Relative
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