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Full Name
Richard Raymond Thomas
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Richard Raymond
Surname
Thomas
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ401447
Gender
Male
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 99 Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Europe
Date of Death
30 April 1941
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Memorial Name
  • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
Panel 64
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Richard Charles and Emmeline Inez Thomas
  • Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 8 (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder) detail, (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder) in situ, (photo John Halpin, August 2013)
Further References
Sources Used
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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