(Service number 7/2227)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 20 April 1882 Place of Birth Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 13 Seaview Terrace, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Christina McPHERSON (mother), Seaview Terrace, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
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 *1963 Age 81 years
Place of Death Victoria, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Abington was the son of Christina McPherson.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 December 2018]; refer Timaru Herald, 4 May 1916, Sun, 5 March 1917 (PapersPast) [17 December 2018]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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