Alexander Smith Falconer Born 4 November 1892 - Died 27 October 1966 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number8/39 AWMM10491 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankInter War Captain AWMMRegular Military Service AWMMWW2 Brigadier AWMM5 New Zealand Division AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesAlexander Smith AWMM SurnameFalconer AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number8/39 AWMM10491 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth4 November 1892 AWMM Place of birthMosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesMosgiel, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMWW2 Tobacconist and secretary AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre Aug 1914 Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMMUnknown 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs A.R. Falconer (mother), Gordon Road, Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMMMrs J.W. Falconer (wife), 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMMPre 1941 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMMEurope (Air Force) AWMMGreece AWMM1941 Crete AWMMNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number8/39 AWMM10491 AWMM Military serviceOtago Regiment AWMM23 Infantry Battalion AWMM7 Infantry Brigade AWMMMaadi Camp AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCommander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) AWMMDSO: London Gazette, 1 January 1919. Citation: "For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders." AWMMCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMItaly Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMMEfficiency Decoration (ED) AWMMNew Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMMNew Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Aug 1914 AWMMOtago, New Zealand AWMMWW2 Unknown AWMMDunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 21 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9 AWMMVessel was Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay AWMMSergeant AWMM; Otago Infantry Battalion AWMM; Main Body AWMMWW2 Vessel was Unknown Ship AWMMLieutenant Colonel AWMM; 23 Infantry Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMMWW2 Apr 1942 AWMM Unknown Transport AWMMVessel was Unknown Ship AWMMBrigadier AWMM; New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankInter War 8 June 1919 AWMMCaptain AWMMRegular Military Service AWMMWW2 Unknown AWMMBrigadier AWMM5 New Zealand Division AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death73 AWMM Date of death27 October 1966 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathDunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Death notesDunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameAndersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceBlock 45S. Plot 281 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Alexander Smith Falconer by laying a poppy. John Suter Falconar Alexander Robertson Falconer Alexander Smith Falconer Allen Falconer Ambrose Alphonsus Falconer Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander Smith Falconer Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCemetery Records. Dunedin City Council.http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries_searchSources UsedNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-009334.htmlFurther ReferenceNational Archives of New Zealand, National Collection of War Art. Portrait.http://warart.archives.govt.nz/node/70Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C36278Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 221 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 60 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 12: WW2 59 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.