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THOMAS WOOSTER

WOOSTER,  THOMAS


RANK:  PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  22903

UNIT:    OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT 2nd BATTALION 

BORN:   23/04/1893  -  NEW ZEALAND

DIED:     15/09/1916                      

PLACE:  IN THE FIELD, FRANCE (SOMME)

SINGLE:            RELIGION:   METHODIST

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:  Thomas & Mary Beatrice WOOSTER, WAIPAWA. 

SIBLINGS: 

NEXT OF KIN:  Mrs T WOOSTER (mother), WAIPAWA

OCCUPATION:  SHEARER

EMPLOYER:  J. WALDROM, WAIPAWA

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WAIPAWA 

HEIGHT:  5’ 7”    WEIGHT:    144lb.         CHEST:   32”

COMP:    MEDIUM        EYES:    GREY            HAIR:    BLACK

EDUCATION:

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NZ) MEMORIAL

ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM        DATE:    10/01/1916

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    13th  

MILITARY RECORD:
11/01/1916.  POSTED 4th RESERVES COMPANY, TRENTHAM.
06/04/1916.  TRANSFERRED ‘E’ COY, 13th  REINFORCEMENT, FEATHERSON.
29/05/1916.  EMBARKED ‘TOFUA’.
29/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
12/08/1916.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.
13/08/1916.  ATTACHED TO STRENGTH, ETAPLES.
24/08/1916.  JOINED 8th COY. 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT.
15/09/1916.  POSTED MISSING IN THE FIELD.
02/04/1917. FINDING OF COURT OF ENQUIRY –
        KILLED IN ACTION IN THE FIELD.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.