(Service number ANF1760)
|First Rank||Leading Signalman||Last Rank||Able Seaman|
|Date||23 February 1890||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
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|Served with||Australian Forces||Served in||Navy|
|Body on Embarkation||Australian Naval Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Royal Navy|
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|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||3 June 1941||Age||50 years|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Block SF 1, Plot 13|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Arthur Avery was born arthur Tyree, the son of Caroline Mary Tyree. Caroline married William Thomas Avert in 1893. arthur was educated at the Middle School in Oamaru, Forbury School in Dunedin, Wetherstones School near Lawrence, and at the Lawrence School. In 1911 Arthur was living in Timaru, where his parents were also living, and after his discharge he returned to Timaru. stoker avery served on HMS Pyramus and HMS Doris. He married Nellie Stirling Cummings in 1919. Their son Douglas Robert Avery served in World War II.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 February 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 February 2019]; School Admission records (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [07 February 2019]; ref. New Zealand Times, 18 September 1916, Evening Post, 18 September 1916, Timaru Herald, 11 February 1919, Otago Daily Times, 4 June 1941 (Papers Past) [16 & 17 March 2015; 07 June 2019]; NZ Eectoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [07 February 2018]
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