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Full Name: Alfred Alexander McArthur
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Alfred Alexander
Surname: McArthur
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 1/289
  • 10/4505
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Australia
First Known Rank:
  • Sergeant
  • Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Engineering cadet
Next of Kin:
  • Mrs J.J. McArthur (mother), Francis Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mrs J.J. McArthur (mother), Francis Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 2 Rixon Grove, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • 5th (Wellington) Regiment
  • 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date:
  • 15 August 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination:
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Footnotes: Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number:
  • Vol1
  • 28
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • 432
  • 7
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 2 July 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial, Armentieres, Nord, France
Biographical Notes: Sergeant McArthur may have died on the night of 2/3 July 1916 at Armentieres when the New Zealand Rifle Brigade relieved the 6th Australian Brigade in the Rue Marle sector. A very heavy bombardment of Armentieres made relief difficult, with artillery on both sides being more intense than anything previously experienced by the New Zealanders.
Additional Information: Date of death listed as between 02/07/1916 and 03/07/1916 by CWGC
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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