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Alexander Smith Falconer

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  • Service number
    • 8/39 AWMM
    • 10491 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Inter War Captain AWMM
      Regular Military Service AWMM
    • WW2 Brigadier AWMM
      5 New Zealand Division AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Smith AWMM
  • Surname
    Falconer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 8/39 AWMM
    • 10491 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    4 November 1892 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW2 Tobacconist and secretary AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Aug 1914 Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs A.R. Falconer (mother), Gordon Road, Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs J.W. Falconer (wife), 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM
    • Pre 1941 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Europe (Air Force) AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 8/39 AWMM
    • 10491 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Otago Regiment AWMM
    • 23 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    • 7 Infantry Brigade AWMM
    • Maadi Camp AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 1 January 1919. Citation: "For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders." AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM
    • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 01/01/1917 AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      London Gazette 01/01/1919 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Aug 1914 AWMM
      Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • WW1 21 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9 AWMM
      Vessel was Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay AWMM
      Sergeant AWMM
      Otago Infantry Battalion AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • WW2 Vessel was Unknown Ship AWMM
      Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      23 Infantry Battalion AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMM
    • WW2 Apr 1942 AWMM Unknown Transport AWMM
      Vessel was Unknown Ship AWMM
      Brigadier AWMM
      New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Inter War 8 June 1919 AWMM
      Captain AWMM
      Regular Military Service AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Brigadier AWMM
      5 New Zealand Division AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the Otago Infantry Battalion during World War 1.

    Served as a Major with the Otago Regiment, 1926-36.

    Joined 2 NZ Expeditionary Force (2 NZEF) as Lieutenant Colonel, 1939 and embarked with the 23 Battalion.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 23 Battalion, Greece & Crete, 1940-41.

    Brigadier and Commander of 7 NZ Infantry Brigade, UK, 1941.

    Commandant of Maadi Camp, Egypt, 1941-42.

    Commander of 5 New Zealand Division, NZ, 1943.

    Overseas Commissioner of NZ Patriotic Fund Board, 1944-45. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    73 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 October 1966 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Block 45S. Plot 281 AWMM
  • Memorial name
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 221 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 60 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 59 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM