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Francis Pheney Arnold

Arnold, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 94700

Arnold, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 94700

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Pheney AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Francis Phoney Arnold AWMM
    • Frank AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 48135 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 March 1890 Military personnel file NelsonTasman Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre Feb 1917 AWMM Inangahua Junction, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Arthur George Arnold (father), Inangahua Junction, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 48135 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 February 1917 Military personnel file
    Age 26 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian 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
    • 1916 AWMMRemarks, WWI AWMM
      Slight hernia, Fit Grade A AWMM
    • 1917-1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted France, hernia several times AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Emma and Arthur George Arnold.

      Attested twice using names Frank and Francis. Nominal Roll incorrectly spells his name as Phoney, it is Pheney.

      Commenced duty 10 April 1916; discharged 19 April 1916. Re-enlisted 19 Feb 1917 and subsequently embarked for War service on the Western Front. AWMM
    • For a photograph which may be of Private Francis Arnold - in World War 1 military uniform - refer to Nelson Museum Heritage Photograph Collection : Item ref # 94700. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 June 2017 - Nelson Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1955 BDM, deaths, Cem Rec.
    Age 65 AWMM
    NelsonTasman BDM, deaths, Cem Rec.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Returned Servicemen Area, Block 1, Plot 071 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 28 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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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04 June 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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