Arthur William WESNEY
- Born: 1915, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
- Died: 23 Nov 1941, Wwii Casualty, Western Desert, Libya at age 26
- Buried: Knightsbridge War Cemetery., Acroma, , Tubruq, Libya
Evening Post, Volume CXXXII, Issue 186, 5 December 1941, Page 6
KILLED IN ACTION
CAPTAIN A. W. WESNEY .
A PROMINENT ATHLETE
(P.A.) INVERCARGILL, Dec. 4.
Advice that the former All Black footballer and Southland representative cricketer, Captain A. W. Wesney, has been killed in action has been.received by his parents in Invercargill. Only this week word was received that he had been promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Wesney was a member of the 1938 All Black team that visited -
Australia, and, according to recent news from the Middle East, was the sole Southland representative in a New Zealand team that beat a South African team by 8 points to nil. He scored five of the points.
Captain Wesney's sporting career began when he was a pupil of the Southland Boys' High School, and it was there that he established an excellent athletic record from which he was to benefit in later years. He played for the Old Boys' football team and the Old Boys' cricket team after leaving school, arid represented the province for a number of years. While training, at. the Burnham military camp he led the Burnham Army football team. Besides his success at football and cricket he was a prominent swimmer and diver.
Name: WESNEY, ARTHUR WILLIAM
Nationality: New Zealand
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Infantry
Unit Text: 26th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/11/1941
Service No: 11153
Additional information:Son of Robert Hawkins Wesney and of Clarice Ada Wesney (nee Mchaffery), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 14. J. 16.
Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA