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George Herbert Thomson

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 3 September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 3 September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/1258 AWMM
    • WWI 1526 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 March 1892 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • 6 Michie Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • 215 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William Thomson (father), 6 Michie Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs A H Thomson (wife), 215 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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
    • WW2
      Kalamata, Greece AWMM
      29 Apr 1941-Oct 1943 AWMM
      Attempted evacuation of New Zealand troops from Greece. Major Thomson was caring for the wounded at Kalamata when the troops fell into enemy hands. AWMM
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Hospital, Athens, Greece WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-B, Wagna, Austria WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XX-A, Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
    • WW2
      Officers AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Military Prison Torgau (Fort Zinna), Germany WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
    • WW2 POW - Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg, Germany WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 October 1943 AWMM Repatriated October 1943 AWMM
  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 July 1964 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki 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

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 724 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 181 AWMM
    • Prisoners of War 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Repatriated Medically Unfit Protected Personnel [WW2 POW Medically Unfit], 1943 [1946], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393/1/v (R25405151) AWMM

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