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THOMAS EDWARD COLQUHOUN

COLQUHOUN, THOMAS EDWARD

RANK:   CORPORAL            SERIAL NO:  10434                         

UNIT:    NEW ZEALAND ARMY SERVICE CORPS 

BORN:       13/01/1894  -   WAIPUKURAU     

DIED:     01/03/1984        
              
PLACE:    TE AWAMUTU, N.Z.    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    Mrs A. COLQUHOUN, MARRIED IN U.K. (22/05/1919)
    
PARENTS:   Mrs. H. AVISON (mother), WAIPAWA 

SIBLINGS:   Bob and Ernie COLQUHOUN

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs H. AVISON (mother), WAIPAWA
                        
OCCUPATION:  BUTCHER

EMPLOYER:   B. LANDRIDGE

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WAIPAWA

HEIGHT:   5’ 10”        WEIGHT:    146 lb.        CHEST:   36½”

COMP:   FRESH        EYES:   GREYISH BROWN    HAIR:   BROWN
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   

 

ENLISTED:       TAUHERENIKAU        DATE:   10/01/1916  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   12th        

MILITARY RECORD:
PREWAR  ‘B’ COMPANY, 17th RUAHINE REGIMENT.
12/01/1916.  POSTED N.Z. ARMY SERVICE CORPS, TAUHERENIKAU, AS DRIVER.
22/02/1916.  PROMOTED LANCE CORPORAL.
08/03/1916.  PROMOTED CORPORAL.
06/05/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR SUEZ, EGYPT.
07/08/1916.  TAKEN ON STRENGTH No.1 ‘SLING’ CAMP, U.K.
02/09/1916.  LEFT ‘SLING’ FOR OVERSEAS.
04/09/1916.  ATTACHED N.Z. INFANTRY AT GENERAL BASE DEPOT.
17/09/1916.  JOINED ARMY SERVICE CORPS, POSTED TO FIELD BUTCHERY 
        AS CORPORAL DRIVER.
29/03/1917.  ADMITTED 25th STATIONARY HOSPITAL, ROUEN, FRANCE (SICK).
06/04/1917.  REJOINED UNIT FROM HOSPITAL.
05/08/1918.  STILL WITH 1st N.Z. FIELD BUTCHERY.
01/03/1919.  DISCHARGED END OF ENGAGEMENT.
04/06/1919.  GRANTED LEAVE WITHOUT PAY - 04/06/1919 TO 17/06/1919.
23/09/1919.  LEFT U.K. FOR N.Z. ON ‘CORINTHIC’.
21/10/1919.  LANDED BACK IN NEW ZEALAND.

 

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.