GRACE, Thomas John
(Service number 3559; 35198)

Aliases Enlisted as Thomas GRACE.
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 28 July 1889 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 30 August 1916; (2) 15 October 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Mt Somers
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs DOAKE (sister), Te Moana, Geraldine
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas John Grace was the son of James and Hannah (née Brosnahan) Grace, of Pleasant Point. Thomas was educated at the Pleasant Point and Kerry Town schools, being readmitted several times to Pleasant Point. His father died in 1904 and his mother just over a year later. Thomas enlisted twice. His next -of-kin was his sister Mrs Elizabeth Mary Doak.As of February 1951, Thomas was in Ward 5, timaru Public Hospital. It may be that Thomas married Lily (Lilian) Bower in 1931; Thomas and Lilian are buried in the Green Island Cemetery, near Dunedin.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 January 2018]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [25 January 2018]

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