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During Tauranga City Libraries 2015 'Threads of Memory' project, Fiona Kean talked about several different relatives who served during World War I.

Fiona Kean shares her findings on relatives of the First World War during the 2015 Threads of Memory project at Tauranga City Libraries

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Ian (Moke) Thompson (pictured head and shoulders). His family were (according to the family story) given a white feather by Richard Seddon's daughter and as a consequence with his brother hurried to join up. Ian was the son of a Petone Minister, a Lawyer, who was killed in the Somme.


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Ian (Moke) Thompson (pictured full length). He was an Engineer who was killed in France in 1917. 

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Charles Raymond Carter (Max) photographed (Auckland Weekly News) receiving the Military Medal from King George.
MAx enlisted in September 1914 from Cambridge .  Killed in Action September 1918. Mentioned in Burton’s Auckland Regiment book.

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