Thomas WADE

Regimental number41054
Date of birth23 October 1889
Place of birthBlackstone Hill, Central Otago
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 0"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss M M Wade, c/o Mutual Stores, Dunedin
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on 14 March 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unitNew Zealand Entrenching Battalion
FateDied of disease 22 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No 7), Germany
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Marm and Catherine Wade
Other details

War service: Western Front

Promoted Lance Corporal, 28 November 1916; Corporal, 13 January 1917.

Embarked Wellington, 14 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 May 1917; marched into Sling Camp and reverted to Temporary Lance Corporal.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917, reverts to Private.

Marched into NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 23 June 1917.

Joined 4th Company, 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 9 July 1917.

Admitted to 2nd NZ Field Ambulance, 11 September 1917 (influenza); transferred to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, St Omer, 18 September 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 29 September 1917; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 2 October 1917.

Admitted to No 25 General Hospital, Etaples, 12 October 1917; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 13 February 1918.

Marched into NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 27 March 1918.

Attached to Artillery, NZ Divisional Survey, 5 April 1918; transferred to 2nd NZ Entrenching Bn, 5 April 1918.

Reported missing, 12 April 1918; finding of Court of Enquiry, missing believed prisoner, 16 April 1918.

Communication received states prisoner of war in Germany, 16 April 1918.

Located in Soltan Camp, near Hanover, Germany, 18 July 1918.

Died of influenza, Munster, Germany, 22 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 13
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805