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Alfred Thornley Field

Hampden War Memorial (photo M. Sole, 1999) - No known copyright restrictions

Hampden War Memorial (photo M. Sole, 1999) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Thornley AWMM
  • Surname
    Field AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1007 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
    Unknown AWMM Palmerston South, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T.F.D.S. Field (wife), Palmerston South, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1007 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alfred Field was the son of John A. and A. Emilie Field, Port Levy, Canterbury. He was the husband of Tui F.D.S. Field, Palmerston, Otago. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM XI.B.5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Hampden War Memorial Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • Palmerston War Memorial, East Otago, New Zealand Public - Shona - Researcher - 30 January 2018 - Personal Visit

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  • My father, Allan Lionel Alfred Field, was a farmer and soldier who served in the Pacific in World War 2. He was named after two of his uncles: Alfred Thornley Field, his father's brother, and Lionel George Fougere, his mother's brother. After fighting in the rearguard action at Gallipoli, Alfred traveled to France and died on the Somme on 15th September 1916; Lionel died, also on the Somme, on 16th September 1916. I wonder if they knew of or met each other beforehand? The memorial cenotaph at Hampden, North Otago, has Alfred's name inscribed, 9 names down, as "A. Feild SGT MJR". His widow, Tui, later married his cousin Lewis Henry Field on Lewis' return from four year's service in the same war. I wish I could have found out more about these remarkable men, before my grandparents, father, uncles and aunts died. It's too late, now.
    Public - Adrian Bruce - Other relative - 22 September 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 January 2018ShonaOamaru NZResearcher
22 September 2016Adrian BruceChristchurch, New ZealandOther relative
21 April 2015ToniAuckland, New ZealandOther

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