John Simpson AWMM
Also known as
- WWI 23/622 AWMM
- WWI 12/7017 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Widowed AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 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
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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