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Arthur Challinor Purchas

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Re …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Challinor AWMM
  • Surname
    Purchas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/286 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 Carlton Gore Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E.M. Purchas (wife), Carlton Gore Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E.M.G. Purchas (wife), Carlton Gore Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Pre 4 March 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Kings College

    During World War 1 he was based at Brockenhurst and worked with Ear, Nose and Throat surgery (Bowerbank, F.T. (1958)).

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named group photograph "From Auckland to the pryamids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block D Row 22 Plot 42 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Freemasons, Te Awamutu Lodge No. 2221 E.C., Ellerslie Masonic Centre, 9A Robert Street, Ellerslie, Auckland AWMM
    • The Borough of Newmarket War Memorial, Auckland Council Archives AWMM

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  • In memory of a great grandfather I was too young to meet, but have heard so much about.
    Public - Rosemay - Other Relative - 22 March 2015

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: 597 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      26: 25 AWMM
    • Bowerbank, F. (1958). A doctor's story. Wellington, N.Z.: Wingfield Press. AWMM
    • McFarland, Robert, Rober Duffus McFarland - Papers, 1914-1935, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MS-2015-22 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Portrait, in a named group Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915. AWMM
    • The parting of the ways : a souvenir record of the triumphs, tribulations and maritime musings of returning draft H.M.N.Z.T No. 217, 'Zealandic'. January 18th, 1919 to February 26th, 1919. AWMM
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