THOMSON, George Ward
(Service number 49029)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||30 July 1894||Place of Birth||Ocean Beach, Bluff|
|Address at Enlistment||Landsborough Road, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Peter THOMSON (father), Landsborough Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements, G Company (part)|
|Date||9 June 1917|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||23 August 1959||Age||65 years|
|Place of Death||30A Hull Street, Oamaru (residence)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin; ashes interred at Oamaru|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Ward Thomson was the younger son of Peter and Emily (née Bradley) Thomson. George attended Roslyn Bush School in Southland. His brother Alexander Robert Thomson also served in World War I, George and Alexander embarking together with the same reinforcements.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2018]; Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin, record (Dunedin City Council) [18 March 2018]
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