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Arthur James Withers

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Portrait from St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur James AWMM
  • Surname
    Withers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 72 AWMM
    • South African 5263 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 February 1878 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 23 November 1899 AWMM s AWMM
    • Pre 15 March 1902 AWMM s AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Caroline Withers, Broad Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • William Vere Withers (father), Broad Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 72 AWMM
    • South African 5263 AWMM
  • Military service
    Manawatu Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Vere Withers

    Arthur James Withers was the Grandson of the late Major Withers, formerly in command as District Adjutant of Napier. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. J. Harding, Wesleyan Minister, for many years in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington.

    'Trooper Withers distinguished himself by the capture of three Boers and a commanding officer, a favourite of Kruger's, to whom he (Kruger) had presented a handsome rifle, and who was then carrying important despatches. This rifle was presented to Trooper Withers by General Ridley, Staff Officer.' (St Clair Inglis, p.20) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 December 1974 AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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