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Denis Arthur Carty

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Denis Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Carty AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    60181 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 296 Oriental Parade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.A. Carty (wife), 296 Oriental Parade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    60181 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

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club: "[Arthur Carty's] manner was rather shy and reserved but this hid a keen, very dry sense of humour. In the days when competitions at parties were the vogue, the assembled company was invited to write a limerick on the word "night". Arthur was unanimously judged the winner with the following magnificent effort.

    "The best part of day is the night"
    The Irishman said, and he's right
    If the sun isn't out
    And the moon's not about
    Then you find all you see out of sight"

    He held strict views, maintained high standards of ethics, morals and behaviour, and was for many years an active member of the Church of England Synod. Before World War II he was Officer-in-charge at Fort Dorset in Wellington and during the War served in the Western Desert, attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel." (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1976) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1975 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
      The New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1976 (includes photograph) AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.60 AWMM
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