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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/02/1878
Died: 01/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 39
Arthur Cassidy is believed to be the son of Patrick and Mary Cassidy (nee Henry). Arthur was born on 26th February 1877 in the parish of Bellaghy, County Derry. The family lived in Money Staghan Ellis, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Arthur worked on the farm. Moneystaghan Ellis lies on the Magherafelt side of Portglenone. Arthur emigrated to New Zealand. Private Arthur Cassidy was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Otago Regiment, New Zealand .Expeditionary Force when he was killed in action in Belgium at Passchendaele on 1st October 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: N.Z. Apse, Panel 3
CWGC Casualty 847358
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
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1 1901 Census lists Cassidy family 1901 census lists Arthur as age 25 living with the family at house 11 in Money Staghan Ellis, Claudy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Cassidy family 1911 census lists Arthur as age 35 living with the family at house 25 in Moneystaghan Ellis, Clady, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private Arthur Cassidy
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Describes Private Arthur Cassidy
5 NOK Address in Ireland Son of Mrs J Cassidy of Moneystaghan, Portglenone, County Derry, Ireland
6 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Arthur Cassidy including Tyne Cot inscription photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023