TIFFEN, William Arthur Ernest
(Service number 38995)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||20 December 1895||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Makikihi|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Gladys Victoria TIFFEN (wife), care of Mrs MILNE, Hunter, Makikihi; later of Norton Reserve, Waimate|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||16 February 1917|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||22 December 1949||Age||53 years|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 674|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Arthur Ernest Tiffen, who was born on 30 December 1895 at Makikihi, was the son of James and Martha (née Tregenza) Tiffen. His first year of schooling was at Waimataitai, followed by Makikihi and Otaio schools. William married Gladys Victoria Joyce at Waimate on 3 January 1917, just six weeks before he left for the Front.
Casualty List No. 702, issued in late October 1917, named several South Canterbury men who had been wounded, among them William A. E. Tiffen, of Makikihi. Gladys and William both died in 1949 within six months of each other.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 June 2020]; (NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 June 2020]); School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [19 June 2020]; Waimate Cemetery record [19 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 30 October 1917 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]
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