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Full Name
Richard Thomas
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Richard
Surname
Thomas
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
44171
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Surveyor's assistant
Next of Kin
Mrs E.J. Thomas (mother), Palmerston Street, Cobden, Greymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Reinforcements G Company
Embarkation Date
14 March 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ruapehu
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
57
Page on Nominal Roll
31
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
9 August 1917
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes
Richard Thomas was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Thomas, of 61 Alexander St., Greymouth, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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