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Arthur Cole

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Cole AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 41741 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 May 1874 AWMM FoxtonManawatu AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Sherrock (sister), Tiakitahuna, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41741 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 December 1916 AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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
      18 July-2 August in hospital suffering from influenza. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cole's Army Records state that he was born in 1876 but the Commonwealth War Grave Commission Records imply that he was born in 1874. It is likely that he falsified his age in order to gain admission to the NZEF.(Church, p.191

    Cole left for France on 21 June and joined the 1 Battalion, Wellington Regiment, 7 Company on 9 July.

    In mid December Cole transferred temporarily to the 3 Canadian Tunnelling Company for one month. (Church, p.192)

    January 1918 Cole was detached to a Sanitation School for two weeks to be taught how to keep his commrades in a healthy state. (Church, p.186)

    16 May 1918 Cole was hospitalised, suffering from diarrhoea, which developed into enteritis. He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 22 May 1918. Cole died of tuberculosis of the lung three weeks later. (Church, p.192) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 8 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. 4: Includes portrait 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

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