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Full Name: Graham Rangi Morrison Thomas
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Graham Rangi Morrison
Surname: Thomas
  • World War II, 1939-1945
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 207889
Date of Birth: 19 August 1923
Place of Birth: Levin, Horowphenua, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment: Barman
Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
  • Kayforce
Embarkation Unit:
  • Unknown
  • 163 Battery
Embarkation Date:
  • Unknown
  • 10 December 1950
Place of Embarkation:
  • Unknown
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Unknown
  • Ormonde
  • Unknown
  • Pusan, Korea (1 January 1951)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 29 August 1952
Age at Death: 29
Year of Death: 1952
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with New Zealand Army 1942-43
  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) 1944-46
  • Served with Kayforce 1950-52
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 372, 417.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL:
Sources Used: K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950
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