Gunner

Arthur Board

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Albert Say Board and Jane Board, of Hangatiki, Waitomo, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
Relatives Who Are Also Casualties:
NZ WAR GRAVES
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Arthur left New Zealand as part of NZ Rifle Brigade for the battlefields of France in February 1916. He transfered to X Battery New Zealand Field Artillery in August 1916 as a Gunner. The Auckland St... Read More
Arthur left New Zealand as part of NZ Rifle Brigade for the battlefields of France in February 1916. He transfered to X Battery New Zealand Field Artillery in August 1916 as a Gunner. The Auckland Star Newspaper reported his death as November 1916. It would seem Arthur was killed in an mortar explosion with 2 other soldiers near Armentières France 26th November. The gunners fired 3 shells with no problems, the fourth burst after leaving the Mortar. The Court of Inquiry into the Death of Arthur Board states: " From the evidence available there is nothing to show it was anyone's fault. The court considers that the accident could only be due to some defect in the ammunition."



Personal Tributes:

On the 30th June 2013 my wife and I visited the grave of Great Uncle Arthur at Cite Bonjean Cemetery,France. I took this photo of his headstone.
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Casualty

Service Number: 
25/487
Name:
Arthur Board
Rank: 
Gunner
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Albert S. Board (father), Hangatiki, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
New Zealand Field Artillery, X Trench Mortar Battery

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
26 November 1916
Day of Death:
Sunday
Age at Death: 
27
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
12 February 1916
Transport:
HMNZT 45
Vessel:
Waitemata
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
IV. B. 47.
Cemetery Location: 
France
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