YORK, Thomas Flint
(Service number 23/657)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Ngahere, Waimate, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M.D. York (wife), Ngahere, Waimate, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Coy|
|Date||10 September 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez,Egypt (17 November 1915)|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 December 1915||Age|
|Place of Death||Mersa Matruh, Egypt|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Augustine Church War memorial (as J F York); Waimate First World War Memorial|
Rifleman York was one of the first six member of the Rifle Brigade to be killed in Egypt (Austin, 1924).
“Mrs T F York, of Ngawere, Waimate, received a telegram from the Hon. James Allen yesterday to the effect that her husband, Private T. F. York, of Lord Liverpool's Rifle Brigade was killed at Mahtruh on December 25th. The deceased was educated at Warwick House and Christ's College, Christchurch and after leaving school became a farmer at Waimate. He was a brother of Mrs. W. W. Baxter, Wai-iti Road.” - Roll of Honour, Timaru Herald 7 Jan 1916.
A member of the Waimate A&P Association, Thomas Flint York married Maggie Watson Brown abt 1905, their daughter Janet Hester was born abt 1907 and died in 1928.
Cenotaph database (6 August 2014); NZ Historical BDM records (bdmhistoricalrecords,dai.govt.nz); Timaru Herald 7 Jan 1916 (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/)
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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG
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