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Full Name: Arthur Bernard Semmens
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Arthur Bernard
Surname: Semmens
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12485
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Shepherd
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Semmens (wife), Whatatutu, Gisborne, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 6th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 31
Page on Nominal Roll: 16
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 30 August 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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