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Thomas Paterson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Paterson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 October 1882 AWMM NgaruawahiaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Muriel J.. Paterson (wife), River Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 17 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Farmer/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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    6 foot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Corporal Huntly Rifles 1902-1905

    Sergeant Waikato Mounted Rifles 1907-1908

    Lieutenant Waikato Mounted Rifles 1907-1908

    Captain Waikato Mounted Rifles 1912-1916

    Major Waikato Mounted Rifles 1918-1933

    Lieutenant Colonel Waikato Mounted Rifles 1933-1937

    Son writes he was Major commanding the troops on the Tofua 1917

    Succeeded Lieutenant-Colonel Spragg VD as Commanding Officer, Waikato Mounted Rifles, in 1933 and granted rank of Lieutenant Colonel dated 7 October 1933.

    Father of Captain Thomas Morgan Paterson (6068) MiD, Signal officer, 4th NZ Infantry Brigade, 2NZEF who died of wounds night of 15/16 July 1942

    newspaper clipping relating to the Regiments hunting horn and Waikato Mounted Rifles chronology and comments on file AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1949 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    NgaruawahiaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ngaruawahia Cemetery, Ngaruawahia, Waikato District, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference



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