HENRIKSEN, Charles Arthur
(Service number 54136)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 20 November 1896 Place of Birth Balfour

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 149 Tyne Street, Invercargill
Occupation Joiner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs H. P. HENRIKSEN (mother), Balfour; Gleniti, 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 28th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 24 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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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 19 May 1982 Age 85 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 160, Plot 183
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Arthur Henriksen was born on 20 November 1896 at Balfour, the son of Hans Peter Henriksen, from Denmark, and his second wife, Rachel Catherine (née Ramsay) Henriksen. The first Charles Arthur, born to Hans’ first wife, Mary, died in infancy, he and his mother being buried at Lumsden. Charles was educated at Balfour School, leaving at the age of fifteen. He was a joiner, living at Invercargill, when he enlisted for service. His nominated next-of-kin, his mother, Mrs H. P. Henriksen, was initially at Balfour and then moved to Gleniti, Timaru.

C. A. Henriksen returned to Gleniti per the ‘Awarua’ which was due at Auckland about 19 November 1919. In 1920 he married Ethel Elizabeth Neas, a teacher. Post-war Charles farmed in the Pleasant Point area. His name was drawn in the World War Two Ballot in 1942 when he was living at Pleasant Point. Charles Arthur Henriksen, of 9 Grasmere Street, Timaru, died on 19 May 1982 at Timaru and was buried in the Timaru Cemetery, with a services plaque. He left an estate not only in New Zealand but also in England; Ethel had died more than twenty years earlier.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 November 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 December 2020]; School Admission record [01 November 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2002]; Timaru Herald, 30 October 1919 (Papers Past) [01 November 2020]

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