Cpl
Thomas Nigel McFarland

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
06/08/1890
Geburtsort:
Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Bank clerk

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
New Zealand
Truppe:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Corporal
Dienstnummer:
8/252
Einberufung datum:
14/08/1914
Einberufung ort:
Milton, Otago, New Zealand
Einheiten:
 —  New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 1st Coy.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
12/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Bellevue, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
27

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Corporal Thomas McFarland served first with the Otago Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli where he was wounded in May 1915. He transferred to the 1st Machine Gun Company of 1st New Zealand Infantry Brigade on 1 March 1916.

While on the Western Front he received a slight wound to his left leg on 25 June 1917.

In October 1917 the New Zealand Machine Gun companies were supporting the NZ Division’s infantry in the Battle of Broodseinde and First Passchendaele. On 11 October the 1st Machine Gun Company, with 12 machine guns, moved towards the front line near Gravenstafel, designated “C” Group, to provide a machine gun barrage for the attack on 12 October against Passchendaele.
1st Machine Gun Company suffered 65 casualties in this battle, including Thomas McFarland. The Company would have been under shell and machine gun fire, in very bad ground conditions, making recovery and identification of the dead difficult.

Corporal Thomas McFarland was killed in action on 12 October 1917. His remains were not recovered and he is remembered on the New Zealand Apse at Tyne Cot Memorial.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Quellen 5

"With the Machine Gunners in France and Paletine", Luxford J.H., Auckland, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, pg. 92-96.
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Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C9386?n=mcfarland%208%2F252&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch%2F
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/847846/McFARLAND,%20THOMAS%20NIGEL
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NZEF-project
http://nzef.adfa.edu.au/search
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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