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Full Name
Thomas Handley Rae
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Thomas Handley
Surname
Rae
Also Known As
Tom
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/3453
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Herekino, North Auckland, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs A. Rae (mother), Hikutaia, Thames, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
9th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date
8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
21
Page on Nominal Roll
17
Other Units
New Zealand Engineers
Campaigns
  • Egypt
  • France
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death
Le Quesnoy, France
Date of Death
4 November 1918
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference
I. A. 23
Biographical Notes
Thomas Rae was the son of Thomas and Anne Rae of Beresford Street, Pukekohe.
Description of Image
  • Postcard, Greeting card. WW1. Divided Vise, Paris L'ART. Photo. Rosi-Coloms. Affection, Happy Returns, Roses. Dated July 1916. Sent by T.H. Rae, in France (front). (Courtesy of the collection of Mr T. Lyons)
  • Postcard, Greeting card. WW1. Divided Vise, Paris L'ART. Photo. Rosi-Coloms. Affection, Happy Returns, Roses. Dated July 1916. Sent by T.H. Rae, in France (back) . Message: France, July 1916. Best wishes for your birthday. T.H. Rae. It is not known to whom the card was sent. (Courtesy of the collection of Mr T. Lyons)
  • Christmas Card, WW, New Zealand Engineers, Greetings from France, Xmas & New Year 1917-1918.. (Front). Greeting card from Tom to Floss. (Courtesy of the collection of Mr T. Lyons)
  • Christmas Card, WW, New Zealand Engineers, Greetings from France, Xmas & New Year 1917-1918.. (Inside). Poem: The night settles down on the battered old bivvy. Rat-tat! and an "over" comes swhishing the gloom, But pass up the baccy and tip us a chorus, To-morrow brings Xmas and letters from home, Then here's to them all in our sweet little country, Our hearts are there always whatever befall; And of all the fair honours good fortune may bring us, The pride of our home folk is sweetest of all. Greeting: Xmas greetings 1917. Message: From Tom to Floss with best wishes. (Courtesy of the collection of Mr T. Lyons)
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Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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