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Arthur Board

A photo of Arthur Board About Arthur Board: Arthur left New Zealand as part of NZ Rifle Brigade for the battlefields of France in February 1916, He transferred to X Battery New Zealand Field Artil ... show more

A photo of Arthur Board

About Arthur Board

Arthur left New Zealand as part of NZ Rifle Brigade for the battlefields of France in February 1916, He transferred 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" ...more about Arthur Board

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