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Arthur Percy Sing

1/4 portrait of Private A P Singe. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S1054. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Private A P Singe. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Col …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Sing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Arthur AWMM
    • Arthur Percy Singe AWMM
    • Singe AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/3078 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1895 Military Personnel File Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 2 Browning Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs F. Smith (mother), 2 Browning Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 November 1915 Military Personnel File
    Age 20 AWMM
    Motor Driver/Military Military Personnel File
    TrenthamUpper Hutt Military Personnel File
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Four brothers served in WW1 Herbert Stanley Sing (12/1097), Albert Victor Sing (13/3077), Robert Francis Sing (12/1096), Arthur Percy Sing (13/3078).

    Arthur Sing was a great Rugby and Rugby League sportsman. He played in the New Zealand Army Rugby Team c.1919 and then toured England with the New Zealand Rugby League Team in 1926.

    Of Chinese descent. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1936 Military Personnel File
    Age 40 AWMM
    Military Personnel File
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      23: 9 AWMM
    • Kennedy, A. (2015). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 (revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919) (2nd ed). Wellington: New Zealand Chinese Association. 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Evans, H. & Atkinson, P. (2015). The King's Cup 1919: Rugby's First 'World Cup'. England : St David's Press. AWMM
    • Akers, C. (2016). Balls, bullets and boots. Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Rugby Museum. AWMM


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