SHIRLEY, Arthur Denis
(Service number 68563)

Aliases enlisted as Arthur SHIRLEY.
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 September 1879 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A. SHIRLEY (wife), North Road, Oamaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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 33rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 10 September 1946 Age 67 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 33, Plot 61A
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Denis Shirley was the younger son of Arthur and Bridget Ann (née Jones) Shirley. He married Catherine McKone on 17 November 1917 at Oamaru. His brother William also served in World War I, and their sister married Richard Sullivan who was also to serve in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 November 2019]; Waimate Cemetery burial record [09 November 2019]

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