LIGGINS, Arthur Collingwood
(Service number 7/2069)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 October 1893||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Box 200, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs C. A. LIGGINS (mother), 244 Cashel Street, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||14 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 July 1952||Age||58 years|
|Place of Death||Greymouth|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Greymouth Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Arthur Collingwood Liggins was born on 19 October 1893 at Dunedin, the son of Thomas Arthur and Charlotte Allison (née Hall) Liggins. He was educated at Arthur Street, St Clair and Musselburgh schools, al in Dunedin, and left to go out to work in his fourteenth year. He was a mechanic for Brehaut Bros, Timaru, when he enlisted, and named his mother, Mrs C. A. Liggins, Christchurch, as next-of-kin. A. C. Liggins left for Trentham on 18 October 1915 with South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements.
Arthur married Winifred Richards in 1926. He died on 13 July 1952 at Greymouth, aged 58 years, and was buried in the Greymouth Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 June 2020]; School Admission records [13 June 2020]; Greymouth Cemetery headstone transcription [13 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]
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