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Thomas Edwin Ballinger

Headstone of Private Thomas Edwin Ballinger (29351). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEEB7231). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Thomas Edwin Ballinger (29351). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hai …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Ballinger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29351 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 E.J. Ballinger (mother), Matangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29351 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Dairyman/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Thomas Ballinger was the son of Mrs. Emily Jane Ballinger, of Matangi, Waikato, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Unit: 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Name: Thomas Edwin BALLINGER
      No: 29351
      Occupation & employer: Self-employed Dairyman
      Religion: C of E
      Date and Place of Birth: 21 December 1886, Cambridge
      Next of Kin: Mother, Emily Jane Ballinger, Matangi
      Description on Enlistment: Apparent age 30 years 2 months, 5ft 7½ ins tall, Black hair, dark complexion, blue eyes
      Parents: Emily Jane [née HEATHER, died 1931] and Thomas William BALLINGER [died 1907]
      Service: Embarked NZ 11 October 1916, arrived England 29 December 1916.
      Marched into Etaples 5 February 1917.
      Joined Battalion 2 June 1917.
      Killed in action in the field in France or Belgium 23 June 1917. Aged 30.
      Buried at Strand Military Cemetery, 13 Kms south of Ieper (Ypres), Belgium. There are 799 WW1 casualties in the cemetery. Public - Jan - Researcher - 13 October 2018 - WW1 Enlistment records, Archives NZ,, Commonwealth War Graves Commission [], Papers Past, and NZBDM online.
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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM VI. B. 19. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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13 October 2018JanWellington, NZLOther relative

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