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Full Name
Joseph Oscar Twomey
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Joseph Oscar
Surname
Twomey
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
20582
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Twomey (mother), 22 Riddiford Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
7th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date
20 August 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Navua
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
38
Page on Nominal Roll
39
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
13 September 1917
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Reference
III. C. 9.
Biographical Notes
Joseph Twomey was the son of Joseph Oscar and Emma Ada Twomey, of Wellington, New Zealand.
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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