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Full Name: Thomas Gurnett
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Thomas
Surname: Gurnett
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 15364
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs M.A. Ellis (friend), Hikutaia, Thames, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 9th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date: 29 July 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 37
Page on Nominal Roll: 32
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: XV. B. 23.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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