GUINNESS, Arthur Grattan
(Service number 5/166)

Aliases Known as Grattan
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 28 August 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 22 December 1914 Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Stock agent, Guinnes & Le Cren
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Edwin Roland Guinness (father), Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Army Service Corp
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templaror Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt 1915-16,Egypt Expeditionary Force 1916, Balkans (Gallipoli) 1915, Western Europe 1916-17
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 24 October 1917 Age 27
Place of Death Ypres,Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference NZ APse, Panel 7
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine Church Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial; Waimataitai School War Memorial; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library) (as G Guinness); Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Edwin Rowland and Florence Annie Guinness nee Plaisted,Timaru. Edwin was Mayor of Timaru 1914-1919. Brother Edwin Rowland b 1887 (53845). Francis Benjamin Hart b 1891 d 25 Aug 1915 (7/921), John Charles b 1891 (4/367), sister Naumai Kathleen Clephane b1898


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (March 2015); Military personnel file via Archives New Zealand (March 2015); NZ Births, Deaths and Marriages at (April 2015)

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Liz Shea (SC branch NZSG); Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG

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