Arthur Charles NINEHAM

Regimental number5160
Place of birthWareham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressFerguson via Dardanup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Nineham, Sandy Hills, Corfe Castle Dorset, England
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Is brought under notice for his very gallant conduct and courage displayed by him during our operations on the 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE. He was attached to Company Headquarters as a runner, and in the course of his duties had to pass through very heavy barrages at least six times. He was always at hand when volunteers for dangerous runs were required, and on the occasions mentioned never failed to deliver his message in the minimum time. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 May 1966