MABEN, Thomas William
(Service number 3/1808)

Aliases William
First Rank Sergeant; Lieutenant; Captain Last Rank


Date 7 January 1885 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Accountant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. MABEN (wife), Knights Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Hospital Ship No. 1, Maheno (Second Charter); New Zealand Hospital Ship No. , Maheno (Third Departure from New Zealand) Staff; Hospital Ship No. 1, Maheno (Fourth Charter); Hospital Ship No. 1, Mahenoa (Fourth Charter, Second Sailing).
Date 25 January 1916; 20 October 1917; 28 February 1918.
Transport Maheno ( x 4) - Hospital Ship No. 1, 2nd Voyage from NZ; Hospital Ship No. 1, 3rd Voyage from NZ; Hospital Ship No. 1, 6th Voyage from NZ; Hospital Ship No. 1, 7th Voyage from NZ.
Embarked From Wellington (x 4 times) Destination Sea (x 4 times)
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 June 1939 Age 53 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of James & Frances MABEN. was chief accountant in office of Town Clerk, Timaru. 1916 promoted to corporal (attached to N.Z.N.C. & leaving on the Maheno); next sergeant, then Adjutant, then Captain (1917). Left NZ as staff member of hospital ship Maheno. Nominal Roll footnotes: Ex H.S. Maheno, 2nd charter, 1st & 2nd sailings - returning to duty. [See Bio.]


Cenotaph Database [18 November 2013]; Timaru herald, 16 November 1915, 19 April 1916, 15 October 1917 (Papers Past) [18 November 2013]

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