Thomas William BALHAM

Regimental number12/18
Date of birth19 November 1895
Place of birthChamant, France
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs E Baker, Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.9
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs T W Balham, c/o Mrs E R Pilkington, Pilkington Road, Tamaki West
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 21 September 1915
Discharge date25 November 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Willochra', 21 September 1915; discharged (physically unfit for Active Service), 25 November 1915.

War service: 1 year 101 days (of which 273 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death23 June 1968
Age at death72
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22275194

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