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Full Name
John Henry Thomson
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
John Henry
Surname
Thomson
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
3/453
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
G.M. Thomson (father), 5 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
5 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Otago
Body on Embarkation
2nd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Medical Corps
Embarkation Date
14 December 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
724
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Medical Corps
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
5 April 1918
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died of disease
Cemetery Name
Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France
Grave Reference
VI. E. 50.
Biographical Notes
John Thomson was the son of George Malcolm and Emma Thomson (formerley Allan) of Dunedin, New Zealand
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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