MAKEIG, Arthur Frederick Dean
(Service number 29042)

Aliases Enlisted as Frederick; Archways file as Fredereick.
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 23 December 1882 Place of Birth Rakaia, Canterbury, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 29 June 1916 Age 34
Address at Enlistment Regent St, Timaru, New Zealand
Occupation Wool sorter at Canterbury Frozen Meats, Christchurch
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A A Makeig, (Wife), Base Records Office, Wellington; Remarried Mrs G.J.A.McCaul, 6 Marama Ave, Epsom, Auckland
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, 3rd battalion, G
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra - Ship
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1917
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 July 1917 Age 34
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Memorial Reference C.14
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Husband of Amelia Annie Makeig (nee O'Connor and later became Mrs McCaul), of Epsom, Auckland. Son of Eliza and Arthur Makeig, brother of Ethel Lillian, Isabella Louise, Grace Helena, Phyllis Irene, Dorothy Aileen and twin brother George Andrews.

The Timaru Herald reported, on 28 July 1917: "Mr John O'Connor, Regent Street, received word yesterday that his son-in-law, Private Frederick Makeig, was killed in action in France on July 7th. Private Makeig enlisted in the 18th Reinforcements."


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Oct 2013); Archways (June 2014); NZ BDM 1883/4184; CWGC (Oct 2013); NZ War Graves (Oct 2013); SCRoll web submission from B McCaig, 5 September 2015

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