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Thomas Gavin

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Gavin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 70393 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
    Mrs M.J. Gavin (mother), Panmure Road, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 70393 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 Unknown AWMM Tinsmith/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Gavin was the son of William and Margaret Gavin, of Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France AWMM III. F. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Tom is mentioned in a letter from my Great Uncle (James MITCHELL) written to his mother on 9 September 1918, from Brockenhurst Hospital. The spelling and punctuation is as it is written in the letter. The excerpt reads - "I joined up with the 3rd Auckland unit my old terries and met a few of my old mates me and a cobe named Tom Gavin from Elleslie a fine fellow we went through all of it to gether and the day I got hit he went back for stew for tea when we got in jerries trench and I got hit and never saw him any more I just saw he got killed poor fellow."
    Public - Donna - 4 April 2015
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