BRAY, Arthur Palmer
(Service number 25/486)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs F. H. BRAY (mother), 40 Dee Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Battalion, A Company|
|Date||5 February 1916|
|Transport||Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Arthur Palmer BRAY. Arthur returned home on Draft No. 221 on the Hororata which was due in Wellington on the 13 March 1919. As soon as the Hororata reached Wellington, the South Island men travelled to Lyttelton and then on to Timaru by a special express, which was decorated with flags and red, white and blue bunting, while painted on the front was "welcome home". They arrived in Timaru on 16 March 1919 to an rousing reception by the crowd packed into Station Street. They were addressed by Mr J. Craigie, M.P., and the Deputy Mayor, welcomed back and complimented on all they had done for the Empire and freedom. The National Anthem was played before being taken home in decorated cars.
Cenotaph Database [24 January 2014]; Timaru Herald, 5 March 1919, 17 March 1919 (Papers Past) [09 September 2014]
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