Arthur Ryan

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 24 April 1892
  • Died unknown
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 8/474
  • Served In Otago Infantry Battalion, Main Body
  • Next of Kin Phillip Ryan (father), Tuatapere, Southland, New Zealand.
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for Southland Sawmilling Company
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • Enlisted18 August 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9, Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay, departed 16 October 1914, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, disembarked Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1914-1915 and Gallipoli 1915
  • Periods of service116 days in New Zealand, one year and 349 days overseas. Total Service of two years and 99 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Willochra, 12 August 1916
  • Discharged24 November 1916, no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal