WARNE, Thomas Chapman
(Service number 53991)

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Date 17 August 1881 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Beautiful Valley
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs I. WARNE (mother), Beautiful Valley, Geraldine
Religion Church of England
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 28th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 24 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 9 June 1951 Age 69 years
Place of Death Geraldine
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 333, Plot 208
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Chapman Warne was born on 17 August 1881 (not 1888 as recorded in his personnel file) at Pleasant Point, the youngest in the family of William and Isabella (née Chapman) Warne. Both William and Isabella were early settlers at Timaru, Isabella arriving in January 1859 on the “Strathallan”. Theirs was the second marriage registered at Timaru. Thomas was educated for the most part at Pleasant Point School, with time at Hazelburn School. He embarked on 24 July 1917. Draft 211 - the troopship “Briton” - with over a thousand men aboard including Private T. C. Warne, of Geraldine, was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. Thomas married Jessie Haywood in 1920.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 September 2020]; School Admission records [01 September 2020]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [01 September 2020]; Sun, 23 January 1919 (Papers Past) [20 December 2015]

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