THOMAS, Alfred John
(Service number 76981)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. THOMAS (father), Temuka
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 40th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 May 1951 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Plot 38
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred John Thomas was one of three sons of Henry and Agnes (née Whittington) Thomas, of Temuka, who served in World War One. Along with his siblings Alfred attended Temuka School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 November 2016]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [04 November 2016]; Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records) [04 November 2016]

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