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Arthur David Mead

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur David AWMM
  • Surname
    Mead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 44768 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Mead (wife), 10 Summer Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 44768 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club: "Arthur was born in Taranaki in 1888, and educated at Whangarei High School and Auckland and Canterbury University Colleges. He graduated Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New Zealand, joining the staff of the Auckland City Council in 1910. He served on the Western Front during the First World War and was awarded the Military Medal at Passchendaele.

    His professional life as an engineer was in the water supply field. He produced the blue print for the development of the whole of the present supply system in the Waitakere and Hunua ranges, in the course of which he learnt the topography of both areas in minutest detail. One of the many supply dams for the design of which he was responsible was the Lower Nihotupu. Post-war restrictions on conventional materials and manpower left him unperturbed. This was the first roll-filled dam in New Zealand and the first where modern soil mechanics was used. He was awarded the Fulton Medal for Engineering in 1948." (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1977)

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1977 AWMM
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