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Arthur Board

Basic Information

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Arthur Board

Surname: Board

Forenames: Arthur

Age at Death: 27

Honours & Awards: Victory Medal,British War Medal

Date of Death: 26/11/1916

Last Residence or Enlistment Address:
Hangatiki

Family and other Information:
Son of Albert and Jane, Brother of Comer Board

Memorial: Te Kuiti

Service No: 12/743

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: NZ Field Artillery

Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 16th (Waikato) Company

Embarkation Date: 12/02/1916

Place of Death: Somme, France

Cemetery Name: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery,France

Grave Reference: IV.B47

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Memorial Image:

Personal Details from Military Record

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair: Dark

Height:
5ft 11in
180cm

Weight:
st 168lb
76.1kg

Date of Birth: 08/05/1889

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Anglican

Next of Kin: Albert & Jane Board

Personal Stories

Arthur Board was Killed in an mortar explosion with 2 other soldiers near Armentières France 26th November 1916. The gunners fired 3 shells with no problems, the fourth burst after leaving the Mortar.The Court of Inquiry into the Death of Arthur Board states: " From the evidence available there is nothing to show it was anyone's fault.The court considers that the accident could only be due to some defect in the ammunition" The two other soldiers who died with Arthur were Percy Codlin and Ernest Brokenshire.

Connected Soldiers

Percy Colin, Ernest Brokenshire, Comer Board

General Information

Arthur Board was born in Ponsonby Auckland to immigrant parents who arrived in 1885. His farming family settled in the Waitomo area in 1904. He enlisted in July 1915, Posted to Egypt for training February 1916.

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Researcher: Grant Board

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  1. Jack Nielsen says:

    wholey shit thamks for the interesting facts

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