HENRIKSEN, Charles Arthur
(Service number 54136)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||20 November 1896||Place of Birth||Balfour|
|Address at Enlistment||149 Tyne Street, Invercargill|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. P. HENRIKSEN (mother), Balfour; Gleniti, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||28th Reinforcements, F Company|
|Date||24 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry 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||19 May 1982||Age||85 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 160, Plot 183|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Charles Arthur Henriksen was born on 20 November 1896 at Balfour, the son of Hans Peter Henriksen, from Denmark, and his second wife, Rachel Catherine (née Ramsay) Henriksen. The first Charles Arthur, born to Hans’ first wife, Mary, died in infancy, he and his mother being buried at Lumsden. Charles was educated at Balfour School, leaving at the age of fifteen. He was a joiner, living at Invercargill, when he enlisted for service. His nominated next-of-kin, his mother, Mrs H. P. Henriksen, was initially at Balfour and then moved to Gleniti, Timaru.
C. A. Henriksen returned to Gleniti per the ‘Awarua’ which was due at Auckland about 19 November 1919. In 1920 he married Ethel Elizabeth Neas, a teacher. Post-war Charles farmed in the Pleasant Point area. His name was drawn in the World War Two Ballot in 1942 when he was living at Pleasant Point. Charles Arthur Henriksen, of 9 Grasmere Street, Timaru, died on 19 May 1982 at Timaru and was buried in the Timaru Cemetery, with a services plaque. He left an estate not only in New Zealand but also in England; Ethel had died more than twenty years earlier.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 November 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 December 2020]; School Admission record [01 November 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2002]; Timaru Herald, 30 October 1919 (Papers Past) [01 November 2020]
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