Arthur Nelson FIELD

Regimental number23/1626
Date of birth27 February 1882
Place of birthNelson
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, T A H Field, MP, Nelson
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on embarkationLance Corporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment
FateDischarged 27 November 1916
Discharge date27 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 8 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for France, 9 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 June 1916 (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred to England, 22 June 1916, and admitted to 5th London General Hospital; transferred to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames (date not recorded); to NZ Convalescent Camp, Grey Towers, 12 August 1916; transferred to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 9 September 1916; attached to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 27 September 1916; to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 13 October 1916.

Discharged from the NZEF in England as medically unfit, 27 November 1916.

Total war service: 1 year 59 days (of which 324 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 January 1963
Age at death81 Nelson
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 1
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805