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Neville Henry Arden

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neville Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Arden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Nevile Henry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1288 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 Frankley Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.E. Arden (mother), Frankley Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1288 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      Citation for Mentioned in Despatches (MID): "For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty since the arrival of the Battalion in France last April. 2nd Lieutenant Arden is Battalion Lewis Gun officer. He has trained and supervised both the Battalion and Company Lewis Gunners. He had charge of all the Lewis Guns in the trenches at Armentieres and throughout done excellent work, particularly on the march and under adverse road conditions. He has always been absolutely reliable, energetic and cool in the handling of the guns under fire and has shown administrative qualities above the average." (London Gazette, 4 January 1917, p. 261, Rec. No. 344) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Entered camp as a private in one of the initial battalions of the N.Z. Rifle Brigade, but his ability soon earned him higher rank, and he left the country as 2nd Lieutenant. He came to the School at the beginning of 1901, and on leaving went into an architect’s office, where he met with considerable success, gaining several prizes in open competition. Apart from his ordinary work, he was an enthusiastic rifle shot and a good cricketer. After leaving New Zealand he took part in the Egyptian fighting, moving later with his battalion to France, where he saw practically all the fighting in which the New Zealanders were engaged, having only one short holiday in England. He was made a Captain some months later, an appointment that was most popular, as indicated by several letters received from those who served with him, which speak of his fine qualities and extraordinary cheerfulness under all circumstances. He fell on October 4th, 1917." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Name is listed in the Nominal Roll as Nevile Henry Arden AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM IV.B.15. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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13 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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