LIGGINS, Arthur Collingwood
(Service number 7/2069)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Private


Date 19 October 1893 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 200, Timaru
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs C. A. LIGGINS (mother), 244 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Religion Non- Conformist
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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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 14 January 1916
Transport Dalmore
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Date 13 July 1952 Age 58 years
Place of Death Greymouth
Memorial or Cemetery Greymouth Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Collingwood Liggins was born on 19 October 1893 at Dunedin, the son of Thomas Arthur and Charlotte Allison (née Hall) Liggins. He was educated at Arthur Street, St Clair and Musselburgh schools, al in Dunedin, and left to go out to work in his fourteenth year. He was a mechanic for Brehaut Bros, Timaru, when he enlisted, and named his mother, Mrs C. A. Liggins, Christchurch, as next-of-kin. A. C. Liggins left for Trentham on 18 October 1915 with South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements.

Arthur married Winifred Richards in 1926. He died on 13 July 1952 at Greymouth, aged 58 years, and was buried in the Greymouth Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 June 2020]; School Admission records [13 June 2020]; Greymouth Cemetery headstone transcription [13 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]

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