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Colvin Stewart Algie

  • Service number
    12/294 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Captain/Military AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colvin Stewart AWMM
  • Surname
    Algie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/294 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    6 July 1887 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Wyndham, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.E. Algie (wife), Malfroy Road, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/294 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • ANZAC Commemorative Medallion AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 27 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
    Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
    Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Captain/Military AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Colvin Algie was the husband of Alice V.E. Algie married 14 April 1914, of Te Aroha, Piako, New Zealand

    Father of Donald Colin Algie born 27 January 1915.

    His widow later remarried.

    Older brother of Ronald Algie later knighted and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. AWMM


About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    21 July 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II. E. 40 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
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