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Alexander Jobling

Portrait, WW1 [postcard front & back ] postcard dated 16 October 1914, note to his parents, studio full length portrait, backdrop scenery is of tents - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, WW1 [postcard front & back ] postcard dated 16 October 1914, note to his parents, studio f …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Jobling AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 27942 AWMM
    • 270842 AWMM
    • 267095 AWMM
    • 21791 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DurhamEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 11 May 1915 AWMM England AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 146 Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Unknown AWMM
    • Mrs S.M. Thompson (sister), 43 Mozley Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Served with the British Army, Royal Field Artillery, then Royal Engineers during WW1

    Family recount: "he trained as boilermaker, and returned to the trade after the war. Went to North America becoming involved in bootlegging."

    "In WW2 he served with the New Zealand army and was captured at Crete, imprisioned In Stalag XV111A. in Wolfsberg Austria. As a boy he told me of the Russian POWs were fit and healthy on entering the camp, 6 months on they were skin and bone!" (family recount)

    After the war he worked in Wellington as an engineer, and finally became a fire watcher in the Kaingoroa forest, at Rainbow Mountain near Rotorua. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    9 May 1963 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Public Lawn Row H Plot 71 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 97 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Prisoners of War 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Repatriated Medically Unfit Protected Personnel [WW2 POW Medically Unfit], 1943 [1946], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393/1/v (R25405151) AWMM


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