BILTON, Arthur Edward
(Service number 7450)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||21 March 1872||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience||New Zealand Artillery, C Battery|
|Next of Kin||Mary Edith BILTON (wife), Stanley Street, Randwick, New South Wales|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||31 July 1956||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, Ryde, New South Wales|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Arthur Edward Bilton, born on 21 March 1872 and baptised on 7 April at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, was the son of John and Elizabeth (née Inwood) Bilton. John Bilton died in 1894 and Elizabeth in 1900, both buried in Timaru Cemetery. His early education was at Miss Pavitt’s Private School at Timaru, before he went to Timaru Main School, leaving at the age of sixteen to go out to work. He was a clerk when he enlisted. He named his wife as next-of-kin – Mary Edith Bilton, Stanley Street, Randwick, New South Wales. Arthur had married Mary edith Keefe in 1903 at Perth, Western Australia. He had served in the New Zealand Artillery, C Battery for seven years, when his time expired. His brother Francis also served with the Australian Forces in World War I, and his sister Margaret served with Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Service.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 April 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 April 2020]; Find A Grave [15 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 April 2020]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!