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Arthur Board

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 23), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 23), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Board AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/487 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Grant - Direct descendant - 14 November 2018 - Family source

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Albert S. Board (father), Hangatiki, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/487 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Board was the son of Albert Say Board and Jane Board, of Hangatiki, Waitomo, New Zealand.

    Arthur was born in Tamaki and educated in Ellerslie, Auckland. He was about 16 when the family moved to Hangatiki. It is known that Arthur worked for his older brother Sydney in the stables and ferrying passengers to and from the Waitomo Caves from about 1906. He gave his occupation as Farmer when he enlisted in the army. NZ Post Office Directory 1910 - Arthur Board Contractor Hangatiki. Arthur left New Zealand as part of NZ Rifle Brigade for the battlefields of France in February 1916. He transfered to X Battery New Zealand Field Artillery in August 1916 as a Gunner. The Auckland Star Newspaper reported his death as November 1916. It would seem Arthur was killed in an mortar explosion with 2 other soldiers near Armentieres, France 26th November. The gunners fired 3 shells with no problems; the fourth burst after leaving the Mortar. The Court of Inquiry into the Death of Arthur Board states: "From the evidence available there is nothing to show it was anyone's fault. The court considers that the accident could only be due to some defect in the ammunition". Family source. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM IV. B. 47 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • To my Grand Uncle Arthur, Thank you for you sacrifice, in serving New Zealand and preserving our freedom. It was sad the way you died...a terrible accident. Rest with the knowledge that your family is very proud.
    Public - Grant - Other Relative - 18 April 2015

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      23: 1 AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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14 November 2018GrantHamiltonDirect descendant

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