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Full Name: Thompson Mangaroa
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Thompson
Surname: Mangaroa
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 25556
Iwi: Ngati Tuwharetoa
Hapu: Ngati Manunui
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Taupo, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mahia Mangaroa (brother), Kakahi, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 17th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 27 September 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 65
Vessel: Pakeha
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 41
Page on Nominal Roll: 9
Campaigns: Western Front 1916, 1917, 1918
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
Place of Death: New Zealand ex France
Date of Death: 9 June 1919
Year of Death: 1919
Cause of Death: Died of wounds (gas)
Cemetery Name: urupa, Kakahi Catholic Church, Wiatea Road off SH 4, 16 kilometres south east of Taumarunui, Ruapehu District, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Thompson Mangaroa was the son of Wakaiti and Utaora Mangaroa, of Kakahi, New Zealand.
  • Two brothers served in WW1 and died : Ngare William Mangaroa (16/400) and Thompson Mangaroa (25556).
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
Further References: CWGC cemetery image
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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