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Charles Alexander

Headstone of Private James Charles Edmond (2867A). Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEAM2249). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private James Charles Edmond (2867A). Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2867 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    No relatives AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2867 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served for 4 years in the 1st Company, 4th Regiment, Infantry, New Zealand. AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.5: AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM
    • 13 October 1917 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Taken on strength, 5th Pioneer Bn, in the field, and allotted Regimental No 2867A, 25 August 1916.
    Admitted to 1st Anzac Corps Rest Station, 15 January 1917 (abrasions, feet); discharged to duty, 31 January 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 5 February 1917.

    Appointed Lance corporal, 1 March 1917.

    Found guilty, 11 April 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 8 pm, 3 April, until 3 pm, 9 April 1917; (2) an act to the prejudiuce of good order and military discipline, abandoning kit: awarded forfeiture of Lance stripe, and forfeiture of a total of 7 days' pay.

    Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 6 July 1917 (scabies) and transferred same day to Corps Scabies Station; transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station,24 July 1917; discharged to duty, 21 June 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 August 1917.

    Found guilty, 29 September 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 26 September, to noon, 27 September 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

    Wounded in action, 13 October 1917.

    Died of wounds, 13 October 1917. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 October 1917 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    IeperBelgium Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 7), Zillebeke, Belgium AWMM
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