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Thomas Willacy

Birthplace: Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: July 22, 1947 (54)
Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of James Willacy and Mary Willacy
Husband of Olive Victoria Willacy
Father of Roma Marie Bates; James Graham Willacy and Audrey Olive Fogarty
Brother of James Willacy; Charles Willacy; John Willacy; Margaret Mary Ruth Fergusson; Annie Joyce and 2 others

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About Thomas Willacy

Thomas Willacy landed at Gallipolli on 25th April 1915 as part of the Wellington Battalion. He only lasted about 4 days before he was badly wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder and neck. He arrived back at Egypt on the 1st May 1915 and then eventually was sent back to New Zealand where he was discharged from the army unfit for further service due to the wounds received.


He arrived in Cairo Hospital on the 1st May, the name of the hospital was Kasir - el aini Hospital.

1st May 1915 till 9th June 1915 in Kasir - el aini Hospital Cairo, wounds to left shoulder from shrapnel.

9th June 1915 - 15th July 1915 on board the Willochra in transit back to New Zealand. Arrived in Wellington 15th July 1915.

15th July 1915 till 15th September 1915 St Davis Private Hospital.

15th September till 30th September 1915 Wellington Hospital

8th October till 23 October 1915 Patea Hospital

27 November 1915 to 21st March 1916 Rotorua Hospital

Discharged from NZ Army 24 April 1916, one year exactly after Gallipolli landings. Thomas Willacy left New Zealand as part of the 2nd reinforcements to the NZEF on the 14 December 1914 on board the ship Willochra.

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Thomas Willacy's Timeline

April 1893
Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
October 28, 1917
Age 24
Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand
Age 27
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
July 22, 1947
Age 54
Auckland, New Zealand