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Arthur Neilson

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Portrait of Corporal Arthur Neilson, Archives New Zealand, AABK 18805 W5549 71 / 0085558. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Corporal Arthur Neilson, Archives New Zealand, AABK 18805 W5549 71 / 0085558. Image is s …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Neilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Neilsen AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1303 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1887 AWMM MauricevilleWellington Region AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 8 October 1915 AWMM 31 Cork Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Hanna Neilson (mother), East Street, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 December 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1303 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His coolness and good judgement under heavy shell and machine-gun fire have been very marked, and have had a fine effect on the men associated with him." (London Gazette, 3 June 1918) AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to hospital in France AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Lars Nielson. Embarked with the Tunnellers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 March 1951 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Auckland Star AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 534 AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      Death notice: Auckland Star 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • My Grandfathers surname is spelt NIELSEN. Public - Douglas Michael - Direct descendant - 11 March 2021 - My Grandfather is Arthur Nielsen DCM. My Father is John Lorimer Nielsen. I have Arthur’s discharge papers and medals including the DCM.

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11 March 2021Douglas MichaelMelbourne, AustraliaDirect descendant

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