THEW, Robert Frederick
(Service number 24/1839)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||R. Thew (father), 114 Church Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Warr|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
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||30 September 1916||Age|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial (as R J Thew)|
Robert Thew was the son of Susan Thew, of Timaru, New Zealand, and the late Robert Thew.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC.
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