Thomas Edwin AWMM
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WWI 29351 AWMM
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Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs E.J. Ballinger (mother), Matangi, New Zealand AWMM
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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
Name: Thomas Edwin BALLINGER
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, https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/, Commonwealth War Graves Commission [www.cwgc.org], Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, and NZBDM online.
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