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Full Name: John Thompson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John
Surname: Thompson
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14469
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 14
Biographical Notes: John Thompson was the son of Thomas William and Rosina Thompson, of Manganoho, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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