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Full Name: Thomas Edwin Ballinger
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Thomas Edwin
Surname: Ballinger
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 29351
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Dairyman
Next of Kin: Mrs E.J. Ballinger (mother), Matangi, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date: 11 October 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 67
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 43
Page on Nominal Roll: 23
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 23 June 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Reference: VI. B. 19.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Thomas Ballinger was the son of Mrs. Emily Jane Ballinger, of Matangi, Waikato, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Baker W.L.V. - Banks A.G. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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