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Arthur Samuel Firmin

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Firmin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1810 AWMM
    • WWII 1/15/739 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 June 1894 AWMM CastlecliffWanganui : Whanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 January 1915 AWMM Castlecliff, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.P.S. Firmin (father), Castlecliff, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted sick to the following: AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospital Ship "Ascania" (Dardanelles) 7 August 1915 (was ill with influenza) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      New Zealand General Hospital, Abbassia 12 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      transferred to a camp at Zeitoun ( for 3 days) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      New Zealand General Hospital, Abbassia 15 August 1915 (suffering from neurasthenia) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis 4 September 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      New Zealand General Hospital, Abbassia 29 September 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Lady Waldens Hospital, Alexandria 8 October 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged to Base Depot, Mustapha 16 October 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      WOUNDED IN ACTION - gunshot wound to right leg, fractured tibia 12 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to No.8 General Hospital, Rouen 13 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospital Ship "Aberdonian" 17 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst 18 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Embarked for New Zealand on His Majesty's Hospital Ship S.S. Maheno from Southhampton 28 October 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Disembarked 19 December 1916 AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The following is a timeline of Arthur Samuel Firmin's war time movements:

    Joined battalion at Dardanelles 9 June 1915

    Embarked S.S. Canada (ship), Alexandria 25 October 1915

    Attached ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros 1 November 1915

    Transferred to rest camp 9 November 1915

    Rejoined Battalion, Gallipoli 21 November 1915

    Disembarked from S.S. Simla, Alexandria 29 December 1915

    Embarked for France from Egypt 6 April 1916 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1982 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block K, Row 5A, Plot 213 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 19 January 1982 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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
      Page No: 230 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald 19 January 1982 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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