HORSMAN, Arthur William Carlyle
(Service number 23/1681)

First Rank Sergeant Major Last Rank Private


Date 29 July 1892 Place of Birth Temuka (Waitohi)

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin C. Horsman (father), Otorohanga, Auckland
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Tahiti or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

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 15 September 1916 Age 24
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka War Memorial; Otorohanga Cenotaph

Biographical Notes

Son of Christopher & Amy Chamberlain Horsman of Otorohanga,. Native of Temuka.

Stuart Horsman recounts: "Arthur and Gordon [Horsman - both of which served in World War One] were my Dad’s brothers. Both were born at Waitohi Flat, as was my Dad. The family moved to Otorohanga in the King Country in about 1905, onto a 600 acre bush block. The first Otorohanga child was born in 1908, the last Waitohi Flat child in 1902, hence the 1905 guess. Both boys would have enlisted from Otorohanga."


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (March 2014); SCRoll web submission from S Horsman, 26 January 2015

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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