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Letters to cousin Amy Reid

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  • Catalogue title
    Letters to cousin Amy Reid
  • Identifiers
    • MS-92-70  (Reference Number)
    • 92/70  (Registration Number)
  • Creator
  • Period
  • Unit
    Twelve (12) letters written by Charles Stewart Alexander to his cousin Amy Reid in New Zealand while on active service during World War I. The letters cover the period from Alexander's entry into Trentham Military Camp in August 1916, to late December 1917, where he describes his experiences and life in general at the Western Front in France.
  • Contains
    28 items in this collection. View all items.
  • Physical description
    2 folders
  • Production
  • Medium
    • Typescripts (photocopies)
    • Holographs
  • Subject
  • Associated material
    • Cenotaph database record.
    • C.S. Alexander Album, containing twenty-eight (28) photographs relating mostly to Alexander's war service. [Ref. No. PH-ALB-404]
  • Citation
    Alexander, Charles Stewart. Letters to cousin Amy Reid, 1916 - 1918. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-92-70.
  • Notes
    Charles Stewart Alexander (32495) was born on 1 April 1895, at Mangaipiko, New Zealand. He served with the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF, during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery during the attack at Gravenstafel on 4 October 1917. Before the war he farmed 500 acres at Pokuru and afterward became involved in the dairying industry and local body politics for many years. The Stewart Alexander Golf and Country Club was named after him in honour of his long involvement with and contribution to the Pokuru farming district.

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