WINTER, Thomas
(Service number 13161)

Aliases Tom
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 21 October 1894 Place of Birth Wyndham

Enlistment Information

Date 18 December 1915 Age 21 years 1 month
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience Senior cadets - discharged as above age
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary WINTER (mother), Menzies Ferry, Southland
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4½ inches. Weight 130 lbs. Chest measurement 31-34½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair fair. Sight - right eye 636, left eye 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both good. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. No vaccination mark. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. Had pleurisy 7 years ago. Is not subject to fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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


Date 16 June 1919 Reason On Termination of his Period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 September 1961 Age
Place of Death Princess Margaret Hospital, Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 20 September 1961
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1B, Plot 92
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Winter (Tom) was the youngest in the family of William John and Mary (née Templeton) Winter.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0124486) [12 August 2016]; Southland Times, 6 January 1912 (Papers Past) [12 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 20 September 1961 (Timaru District Library) [09 August 2016]

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