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Thomas Flavell McDonald

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 31), Page: 24 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 31), Page: 24 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Flavell AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13068 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 October 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. McDonald (father), McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13068 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      139 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas McDonald was the son of William and Isabella Annie Mary McDonald, of 7 McDonald St., Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Embarked Wellington, 27 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 22 June 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 7 August 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 20 August 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, in the field, 14 September 1916, and posted to C Company.
    Killed in action, 1 October 1916.

    Parents: William and Isabella Annie Mary McDonald, 7 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Mount Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Tom was my great-great uncle who I've only ever known about through stories passed down by my mum and her family. Ever since I was little, every time we have gone to the museum I have said hello to him on the wall and paid my respects but I've never really known who he was or much about him. That changed this year. I'm doing NCEA this year and one of my history internals is on the Influenza pandemic (I've just found out his little sister died), whilst my friend is doing the Battle of Somme. So in order to help her, I have learnt some more about him. The deeper I go and the more I learn, the more I feel like I can connect with him, the more he feels like my family. He is no longer just a man I've been told about, no, he is my great-great uncle Tommy who died too young and sacrificed too much. Nonetheless, I am proud of him and proud to be related to him. I will help keep his memory alive.
    Public - Brenna - Other relative - 29 May 2019
  • Tommy was my maternal Grandmothers (Vera) older brother. Although it feels such a long time ago, I remember growing up whereby she spoke of him often. She had beautifully embroidered cards sent home from him during the war. I remember uncle Abby visiting, and we were close to uncle David who was the baby brother in the family. I now live just around the corner from MacDonald street and walk around there at times and know I'm passing through spaces that he/they passed.
    Public - Shelley Ann - Other relative - 27 August 2017
  • Tommy was my father's (William John McDonald) eldest brother. I am at present working to save St David's Soldiers Memorial Church on Khyber Pass in Auckland. It was built as a memorial to all those who served in World War I. In a small way, I feel I am doing this for "Uncle Tommy", someone who was so very special to my father, who lost his eldest brother when he was only 8 years old.
    Public - Dawn Fay Isabella - Other Relative - 8 July 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 24 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 May 2019BrennaAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
27 August 2017Shelley AnnMorningside, Auckland, NZOther relative
08 August 2017TimAlbany Creek, AustraliaOther relative
18 July 2017TimothyAlbany Creek, AustraliaOther relative
08 July 2015Dawn Fay IsabellaTorbay, Auckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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