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CASKEY, Thomas James
(Service number 7/318)

Aliases
First Rank Saddler Last Rank Trooper

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Akaroa
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth Caskey (mother), Fairlie
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 24 December 1916 Age 33
Place of Death Palestine
Cause Died of wounds
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference B. 163
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie Primary School War Memorial; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas Caskey of Fairlie

Sources

Cenotaph Jan 2014

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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