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Duncan McArthur

1/4 portrait of Lieutenant Aicken, Probably 2nd Lieutenant Edward George Aickin, Reg No 33166, of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, - C Company, 27th Reinforcements. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-A3309. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Lieutenant Aicken, Probably 2nd Lieutenant Edward George Aickin, Reg No 33166, of th …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan AWMM
  • Surname
    McArthur AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 89732 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
    Unknown AWMM Putaruru, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M McArthur (Wife), Lichfield, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 89732 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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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from accident occurring, or disease contracted, while training with or attached to the NZEF in New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Duncan McArthur was the son of James and Mary McArthur (nee McShane); husband of Mary McArthur, of Hamilton Rd., Cambridge. He was born at Tauranga and prior to enlistment was working for the Taupo Totara Timber Company [the forerunner of NZ Forest Products / Carter Holt Harvey] AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Grave 1 B AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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