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Jack Thompson

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories. Names panel: Thompson C. - Thompson J.H. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
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    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 November 1916 AWMM 12 Drake Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Tau Henare (cousin), Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 February 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19575 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 28 November 1916 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      14 stone AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      February 1917 admitted to HMNZT 76 Hospital for Sea sickness AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      November 1917, injured playing football - whilst training AWMM
    • Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
      Nephritis aggravated by his war service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Polly Thompson

    Husband of Mereana Thompson of Kawakawa

    Served 2 years, 201 days

    His early death was originally not considered to have been a result of his war service. His widow appealed the decision and this decision was reveresed - his service with the Expeditionary Force contributed to his death in 1924. AWMM

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7825587
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 38 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
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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