(Service number 32404)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||7 July 1893||Place of Birth||New York, USA|
|Address at Enlistment||108 High Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William THOMAS (brother), care of W. Duncan, Willowbridge, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||2 November 1958||Age||65 years|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Lawn Cemetery|
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Charles Thomas was the son of John Harry and Elizabeth (née Ford) Thomas. He and his brother William, who was also born in the USA, settled in South Canterbury. C. Thomas embarked from Liverpool on 16 November 1917 by the “Ruahine” and arrived back in New Zealand on 6 January 1918. Charles married Bertha Winifred Smith in 1920. They had a family of six.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 November 2019]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [09 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 8 January 1918 (Papers Past) [22 November 2013]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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