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Full Name
William Phillips Thompson
Rank Last Held
Lieutenant
Forename(s)
William Phillips
Surname
Thompson
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
15468
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Surveyor
Next of Kin
T.J. Thompson (father), Heretaunga Street, Hastings, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
15th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date
26 July 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
37
Page on Nominal Roll
6
Campaigns
Messines
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 12th (Nelson) Company
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
7 June 1917
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes
William Thompson was the son of Thomas John and Elizabeth Aikin Thompson, of "Rangimarie," 607 Havelock Rd., Hastings, New Zealand.
Additional Information
New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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