THOMPSON, Ewart Charles
(Service number 6/562)

Aliases Born Charles Ewart Laurence THOMPSON
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 3 August 1894 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Corner of York and Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Henry THOMPSON (father), 75 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Charistchurch. Later Mrs T. M. THOMPSON (wife), Wales; Mrs E. A. HOWARD (only sister), Masterton
Religion Roman Catholic
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 Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
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 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Ewart Laurence Thompson was the fifth son of Henry James Thompson and his fist wife, Mary Jane née Whyte. His mother died in 1906. He was educated at the Belfast School and the Marist School in Barbadoes Street, Christchurch. He was serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment, with which he went to camp. Ewart married Tydvyl Maud Rutter on 1 November 1918 at Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. In 1919 he was a labourer for the Canterbury Transport Board.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]; Sun, 5 September 1914 (Papers Past) [16 April 2019]

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