GRUHN, Arthur
(Service number 46520)

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Date 18 June 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Accountant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mary GRUHN (mother), Avenue Street, Timaru
Religion Methodist
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Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
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Date 26 May 1961 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 79, Plot 771
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Gruhn was born on 18 June 1884 at Timaru, the second of the three sons of Prussian-born Christopher Gruhn and his English wife, Mary née Froggatt. he was educated at Timaru Main School, moving from the Infants Class to the Upper School after two years. His father, a fishrrman, drowned in December 1904. His brother frederick Gruhn, an insurance agent, was called up for service. Arthur died on 26 may 1961, the last survivor of this little family in New Zealand.


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [29 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 June 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [29 June 2017]

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