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Arthur Talbot

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Talbot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14037 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

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
    Mrs A. Talbot (wife), care of W.H. Talbot, Opupa, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14037 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM School teacher/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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  • Son of John & Emily Talbot - of 'Woodlands' Temuka, Canterbury.

    Brother of Private Basil H. Talbot : NZEF Service # 6/1734 of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Reinforcements, NZEF who was killed in action - 7 August 1915 - at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey (aged 22 years).

    Also brother of eminent New Zealand ENT Surgeon Leonard Smith Talbot (1880-1961).

    Arthur Talbot was a well known New Zealand mountaineer and alpine explorer. He was a member of many New Zealand alpine expeditions which made first ascents (Mount Murchison 1913). In 1910 together with fellow mountaineer & alpine explorer William Graves, of Oamaru, Arthur Talbot discovered a direct alpine route from Milford to Wakatipu. This was later named Graves-Talbot Pass. After the death of Lieutenant Arthur Talbot - at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917 - a mountain in the Hollyford Valley, South Island, was named for him - 'Mount Talbot'.

    Prior to enlistment for war service Arthur Talbot was a school teacher at Greymouth High School, Westland, South Island.

    After enlistment for war service he married. His wife Olivia Anne Talbot gave birth to a daughter after Arthur had left New Zealand for overseas war service. Arthur would not survive war service to see his daughter. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 30 December 2016 - NZ Alpine Club : In Memoriam :
    The Talbot's of South Canterbury :
    Military file of Private Basil H. Talbot (1892-1915) : Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Lower Waitohi War Memorial, South Canterbury AWMM

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30 December 2016JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher
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