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Thomas Rolls Provan

Portrait of Thomas Provan. FL20777407 Archives New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Thomas Provan. FL20777407 Archives New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Rolls AWMM
  • Surname
    Provan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29682 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 March 1881 AWMM NasebyOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Provan (father), Miner, Naseby, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29682 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 26 June 1916 AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Medical, WWI AWMM
    Wounded in action on 7th June 1917 and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance before rejoining the battalion on the 12th June. On 14th September 1917 Provan was taken sick and admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance. The following day he was transferred to No 58 General Hospital at St Omer.On 22nd September he was transferred to No 7 Convalescent Depot at Bolougne. He was later admitted to No 10 Convalescent Depot at Ecault, before posting to on strength at the NZ General Base Depot at Etaples on 16 November 1917. Less than one month later (5/6th december 1917) he was examined by the NZEF Travelling Medical Board and classified C Class. He soon embarked for England and was admitted to the New Zealand Convalescent depot in Hornchurch, before being transferred to the hospital at Walton on the Thames, and later the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley. By March 1918 he had been classed unfit for service due to chronic pulmonary tuberculosis. In May 1918 he returned to NZ. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 10 September 1918 AWMM
    Discharged no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service (chronic pulmonary tuberculosis). AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Mary Ann Provan.

    Four sons, brothers David (9/2107) John Donald (41159) George William Ireland (9/2108), Thomas Rolls (29682) served in WW1. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 March 1961 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



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      43: 17 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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