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Full Name
Frederick Sleigh Roberts Thomson
Rank Last Held
Major
Forename(s)
Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Surname
Thomson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7565
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
25 August 1912
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Draper
Next of Kin
J.W. Thomson (brother), Timaru, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
C/o T.J. Thomson, Timaru, New Zealand
Military District
Timaru
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
23 Battalion
Embarkation Date
1 May 1940
Place of Embarkation
Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel
Andes
Destination
Britain
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 185
Military Awards
  • Military Cross (MC)
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Wounds and Diseases
Wounded twice
Last Unit Served
23 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
28 March 1943
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. E. 5.
Biographical Notes
Frederick Thomson was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Thomson, of Timaru, Canterbury
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
NZETC
New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
Further References
The Dolores Cross Project
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