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Arthur Granville Higson

Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 4 (photo John Halpin, July 2013) - CC BY John Halpin

Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 4 (photo John Halpin, July 2013) - CC BY John Halpin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Granville AWMM
  • Surname
    Higson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ 8348 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
    90 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ 8348 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Higson was the only son of Harry Higson, and of Dolly Mary Higson (nee Jones), of Auckland, New Zealand

    Husband of Vera Douglas Higson, father of Elizabeth.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Crem. Mem. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Waikumete Crematorium, new WW2 Memorial, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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