LIVINGSTONE, Thomas McClelland
(Service number 2016)

Aliases Tom
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Date Unknown Place of Birth Duntroon or Blacks, Otago, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 2 May 1915 Age 28 yrs 6 mths
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Commercial traveller
Previous Military Experience New Guinea - 6 months time expired
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs LIVINGSTONE (mother), Durham Street, St Aulbans, Christchurch, New Zealand
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 11 inches. Weight 163 lbs. Chest measurement 33-36 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair dark brown. Eyes good

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Liberation Date


Date 29 March 1916 Reason Medically unfit

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

13 August 1915 wounded leg, to Alexandria. 13 August 1915 admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital Heliopolis, then transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital. Leg Phlebitis. 

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 November 1937 Age 50 yrs
Place of Death 246 Park Road, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery Rockwood Crematorium, New South Wales
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann LIVINGSTONE. Brother of Alexander Reuel LIVINGSTONE and Eric Joseph LIVINGSTONE who were both killed in action. Brother Robert Heaton LIVINGSTONE also served in WWI; another brother, Henry Gillies LIVINGSTONE, was stationed as adjutant to the C. Y. C. (1917). tom was educated at Timaru Main School and in Christchurch. Tom was a member of the Australian Expeditionary Force which occupied German New Guinea. Thomas embarked per Karoola for Australia at Suez on 4 November 1915 and disembarked on 4 December 1915 for discharge. Married Mary Elizabeth after return to Australia. On 7 February 1916 his brother Eric Joseph wrote to the Australian Base Records Officer concerning Thomas. His parents had corresponded at greater length previously [too faint to read]. Further letter in 1921 (writer unknown). In February 1918 a pension was being paid to Thomas and to his wife, at "Selbourne", Eastern Avenue, Kensington. And a letter was returned to Australia for Thomas after he himself had returned on 4 December 1915.


Australian Imperial Force Attestation Paper (National Archives of Australia) [08 May 2014] [file very faint]; Press, 8 June 1915, 1 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 May 2014]; Australian Death Index & Australian Cemetery Index ( [09 May 2014]        

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