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|
|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|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A A Makeig, (Wife), Base Records Office, Wellington; Remarried Mrs G.J.A.McCaul, 6 Marama Ave, Epsom, Auckland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
|Campaigns||Western Europe 1917|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
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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