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William Andrew Alexander

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  • Service number
    10/205 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10/205 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Green Island, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Green Island, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown C/o Mrs Diamond, Albert Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D. Alexander (father), Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/205 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Alexander was the son of David and Martha Alexander, of West Gore, New Zealand.

    He attended Gore School, Southland High School and Otago University where he graduated with a MSc with honours in geology and physics.

    Private Alexander was wounded in action during the August Offensive. He was evacuated off Gallipoli to Malta where he died of his wounds. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Malta, Mediterranean Sea, Europe AWMM
  • Death notes
    Malta ex Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM
  • Grave reference
    A. X. 4 AWMM
  • Memorial name
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 9 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM