WALL, Thomas Duncan
(Service number 7/139)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Redcliffs
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John WALL, Waihao Downs, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 September 1955 Age 61 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 08, Plot 000935
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Duncan WALL was a son of John and Henrietta (nee CAMERON) WALL. Thomas attended Redcliffs and Kapua schools near Waimate. His brother William Cameron WALL also served in WWI. Thomas departed with the Mounted Men by the slow train from Timaru on 18 August 1914, amidst much excitement in the town, whilst their horses were trucked at the Smithfield siding, Waimataitai. The Mayor spoke of the pride in them and said that they were going forward with stout hearts and strong arms. "Be true lads to your King and Empire, to yourselves and your country, and put your trust in God," he said.


Cenotaph Database [13 August 2014]; Headstone transcript Waimate Cemetery (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery Records microfiche) [13 August 2014]; Waimate Cemetery burial records (Waimate District Council online) [13 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 18 August 1914 (Papers Past) [30 August 2014]

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