THATCHER, Henry Lane
(Service number 7/2162)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Thatcher (mother), Woodbury, Geraldine, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||16 August 1917||Age|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Commines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||IV. C. 16.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine Church Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial; Woodbury War Memorial|
Henry Thatcher was the son of Mrs. J. E. Thatcher, of Woodbury, New Zealand, and the late John Thatcher.
The 1913 Timaru Technical School roll book lists Henry was studying "arch. drawing", giving his occupation as carpenter and his address as 21 Gray Road (Timaru).
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC; SCRoll web submission from Julie James, Mountainview High School, 23 March 2015
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Researched and Written by
Lois Shears, SC branch NZSG
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