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Matthew Alexander West


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Matthew Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    West AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3432 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1880 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Clerk/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    WellingtonNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Killed in London 1924

      Father was named Matthew West. AWMM
    • Papers Past. Newspapers>Hawera & Normanby Star>30 September 1924> Page 4
      Personal Items.
      "There are many in Wellington who will learn with regret of the fatal motor accident in London that befell Captain Matthew Alexander West, of East Africa (eldest son of Mrs West and the late Matthew West, of Wellington). He was born in wellington, and educated at the Wanganui Collegiate School. Captain West left New Zealand with the Sixth Contingent for South Africa, serving with the forces to the end of the war. Taking up the study of law in the Transvaal, he practiced his profession at Pietersburg, North Transvaal, and in Southern Rhodesia, as a partner in the legal firm of Coghlan and West. In 1913, when De Wet was causing trouble in South Afica, Captain West again took up arms, and fought throughout the rebellion. He later fought in German South-West Africa and German East Africa during the Great War, and on the cessation of hostilities he was appointed cheif political officer at Dar-es-Salem, in the newly acquired British territory. He leaves a widow anf two children." Public - Terry - Other relative - 30 May 2018 - Papers Past.
      newspapers>Hawera & Normanby Star>30 September 1924>Page 4> Personal Items.
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 May 2018TerrySouthbridge, New ZealandOther relative

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