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Thomas Harry Dickinson

Portrait, Boer War Dickinson, Thomas Harry 8944 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Boer War Dickinson, Thomas Harry 8944 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Dickinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thomas Henry Dickinson AWMM
  • Service number
    • 8944 AWMM
    • 10725 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1881 Noel Smith Research Project HalcombeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 9 April 1902 AWMM Midhurst, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 13 December 1915 AWMM Fordell, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • H.A. Dickinson (father), Midhurst, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ernest James Dickinson (brother), Fordell, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Older brother of Alfred Dickinson (Service Number 11/417) Public - David - Other Relative - 18 March 2015 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 April 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      140 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Dysentery in South Africa AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Mary Ann and Henry Alfred Dickinson

    "The newspaper clipping [his brother's obituary] mentions he lived with his brother Ernest (my grandfather) and used to get cigarettes every week and when they were delivered he would count them to make sure the correct amount was there. At one delivery his brother carefully opened one carton and took out one cigarette, Harry was furious at being one short and all hell was to pay until his brother admitted to taking one." (recounted by his great nephew 2009)

    "He never married. He was a commercial traveller ...and I believe he visited relatives as he worked his area [Fielding]. He was a small dapper man wearing a three piece suit ..." (recollections of a great niece who met her great uncle in the 1950's)

    Listed on the WW1 Nominal Roll and NZ Gazette as Thomas Henry Dickinson. Listed on his birth registration and service record as Thomas Harry Dickinson. Known throughout his life as Harry (personal communication from family)

    Father was named Henry Alfred Dickinson. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 March 1966 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 84 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM RSA-03-082 AWMM
    • Newstead Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 3 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2015Te PapaWellingtonOther
18 March 2015David New ZealandOther Relative

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