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Alexander William Porteous

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 588 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 588 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander William AWMM
  • Surname
    Porteous AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 1150 AWMM
    • 8/1048A AWMM
    • 8/1048 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 23 July 1875 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 23 July 1875 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    23 July 1875 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Personnel file; Archives New Zealand;
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Personnel file; Archives New Zealand;
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Itchen Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.W. Porteous (wife), care of Post-office, Saint Leonards, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      Military Cross - London Gazette, 3 July 1915, p6541: On 26th April 1915, during operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe, for gallantry in action, and again on the night of 2nd-3rd May, for exceptional bravery and devotion to duty. All the officers of his company being killed or wounded, he organised and led the company, continually exposing himself for four hours, and showing fine military spirit and powers of leadership AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette, 5 August 1915, p7669: Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 20 May 1915 (Commander Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander Porteous was the son of Mrs A.W. Porteous of 265 Melbourne Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Married, 1 daughter at embarkation

    Serial Number is recorded as 8/1048 in Nominal Rolls, as 8/1048A in Archives New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    • 9 August 1915 AWMM
      GallipoliTurkey AWMM
    • 9 August 1915 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 41 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Chunuk Bair Memorial AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 588 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
15 July 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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