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John Simpson Thompson

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  • Service number
    • WWI 23/622 AWMM
    • WWI 12/7017 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Simpson AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/622 AWMM
    • WWI 12/7017 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 January 1876 AWMM HawthornMelbourne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 29 May 1915 AWMM 101 Frederick Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • James Thompson (father), Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr James Thompson (father), 3 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Widowed AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/622 AWMM
    • WWI 12/7017 AWMM
  • Military service
    Dunedin Highland Rifles (2 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      llness (acute rheumatoid arthritis): Admitted to Base Hospital, Matsuh, on 14 February 1916. Transferred to No. 21 General Hospital, Alexandria, on 16 February 1916, and then on to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, on 21 March 1916. AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Sickness AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Thompson was the son of Mary and James Thompson, of Dunedin.

    He was the husband of the late Agnes Bryson Thompson (nee Cadzrow).

    Children, Rubena Bryson Cadzrow Thompson (b. 6 January 1904), James Simpson Thompson (b. 8 May 1906), John Cadzrow Thompson (b. 12 March 1909), Children's address: 28 Nelson Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

    In February, April and November 1916, he held the position of Cook.

    Was invalided back to New Zealand aboard the SS Willochra on 14 April 1916.

    After his discharge in 1916, he worked for G. Peet, Cargill Road, Caversham, Dunedin.

    An attestation paper dated February 1917, points to him having enlisted for a second time. At the top right-hand corner is a hand-written comment: "Returned Soldier".

    On page two of the attestation papers, his age is stated as 41 years, complexion medium and hair colour grey. The medical examiner (dated 23 January 1917) acknowledges the existence of Rheumatoid Arthritis, but still declares him fit.

    He was employed as a baker aboard HMNZTS Aparima on 16 February 1917. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 August 1955 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    DunedinOtago 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

Memorials

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