THOUMINE, Lawrence Cecil
(Service number 11/1088)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 21 October 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Kaponga, Taranaki
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Peter THOUMINE (father), Kaponga, Taranaki
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Mounted Rifles
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Mounted Rifles

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 October 1971 Age 81 years
Place of Death New Plymouth
Memorial or Cemetery Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Memorial Reference Services Area, Block E, Plot 175
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Lawrence Cecil Thoumine, known as Cecil, was the second son of Peter and Louisa (née Bryan) Thoumine. His grandfather (Peter Thoumine) had come from Guernsey, Channel Islands, to New Zealand and married in 1862 at Timaru. He was accidentally shot in June 1869 while pig-hunting at Otaio Station. Born on 21 October 1889 at Timaru, he was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru, Temuka School, then Carterton and Masterton schools after the family moved north in late 1896. Lawrence married Eva Myrtle Good in 1919 at Timaru. Eva died in 1928, leaving three little children; and Lawrence married Isabel Margaret Gallie in 1932, by whom he had five children. His brother Peter had married Gladys Good, a sister of Eva. Two of his brothers – David Edward Thoumine and Leonard Stuart Thoumine – served in World War I, David being killed in action in 1916 at the Somme; and his oldest brother, Peter, enlisted in 1918. His cousin, Francis Cecil Rogers, also served, and Arthur David Rogers enlisted; another cousin, Horace James Prattley, was killed in action in 1916 (the same day as David Thoumine) at the Somme. Both his parents died at Kaponga, Louisa in 1909 and Peter in 1927, when he was remembered for his time at Temuka and Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [06 February 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 February 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 February 2020]; Te Henui Cemetery burial record (New Plymouth District Council) [06 February 2020]; Timaru Herald, 9 June 1869, Temuka Leader, 22 December 1927 (Papers Past) [06 February 2020]

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