WILKINS, Arthur Edwin
(Service number 49039)

Aliases Arty
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. Wilkins (mother), Pareora West, Canterbury, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 20 October 1984 Age 89
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Waters recalls: "Arty Wilkins was my step-grandfather and I remember him as a kindly soul who never mentioned his wartime experiences. before the war he was employed as a farmer and worked for the Timaru City Council at the refuse dump south of Timaru."


Cenotaph database (12 December 2014); SCRoll web submission from J Waters, 11 December 2014 & 28 January 2015

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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