Thomas George Loper

  • British War Medal
  • Born 15 May 1891, Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 13 July 1969, Waimate
  • Last rank Rifleman/Private
  • Service number 40709
  • Served In Reinforcements G Company (part), New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mrs M. Loper (wife), Naylor Street, Waimate
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, James Walker, Waimate
  • ReligionSalvation Army
  • Enlisted1 November 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 81, Devon, 5 April 1917, Wellington, disembarked 10 June 1917, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917
  • Periods of service234 days in New Zealand and 168 days overseas in England. Total service of one year and 37 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard H.S. Maheno, 19 September 1917
  • Discharged7 December 1917, no longer physically fit for service on account of pulmonary tuberculosis contracted on active service
  • AwardedBritish War Medal