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Full Name: Charles Ian Albert Thomson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Charles Ian Albert
Surname: Thomson
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9174
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Baker's labourer
Next of Kin: Mr J.C. Thomson (brother), 184A Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Milton, New Zealand
Military District: Milton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 180
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 14
Biographical Notes: Charles Thomson was the son of William Thomson and of Susan Thomson, of Randwick, Sydney, Australia.
Description of Image:
  • Charles Ian Albert Thomson portrait
  • 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, Auckland War Memorial Museum (taken in April 1999).
  • 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
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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