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ARTHUR DIMES

DIMES, ARTHUR 
RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  32144
                             
UNIT:    ‘F’ COY, 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:   09/05/1878  - CRONDALL, HAMPSHIRE, U.K.        

DIED:     12/10/1917        KILLED IN ACTION    
              
PLACE:  YPRES, BELGIUM 

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   Thomas and Anne DIMES, ENGLAND

SIBLINGS:   Mrs C. WITHERS, (sister), Warren Cottage, Crondall, Hampshire, U.K.
                K.W. DIMES, (brother).    

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs C. WITHERS, (sister).

OCCUPATION:  FARM HAND

EMPLOYER:   J.C. PARKER, ‘GREENDALE’, WAIPUKURAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 9”        WEIGHT:     12st 2lb        CHEST:   36”

COMP:   REDDISH       EYES:   LIGHT BROWN      HAIR:   BROWN 

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  TYNE COT CEMETERY, ZONNEBEKE, 
                    WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM 
                    
 ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:    

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    19th  

MILITARY RECORD:
                      12 YEARS ROYAL MARINES (TIME EXPIRED).
24/07/1916.  POSTED  TO ‘F’ COY, 19th REINFORCEMENTS, TRENTHAM.
25/08/1916.  TRANSFERRED TO FEATHERSTON.
20/09/1916.  PROMOTED TO CORPORAL.
15/11/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT No.68.
29/01/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
29/01/1917.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’.
29/01/1917.  REVERTED TO LANCE CORPORAL.
01/03/1917.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE).
03/03/1917.  ATTACHED TO STRENGTH, ETAPLES.
19/06/1917.  POSTED ‘F’ COY, 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT.
12/10/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, 
PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM.

 

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.