Alfred Charles AWMM
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WWI 13/281 AWMM
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WW1 Unknown AWMM Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
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WW1 Mrs C. Bluck (wife), Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
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Born on 20 December 1878, at Pukekohe, Auckland, 13/281 Captain Alfred Charles Bluck served with 4 Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 1NZEF, during World War I. He was killed at Gallipoli on 18 May, 1915. His personnel file has his date of death as 'about' 22 May 1915, aged 38 and also as on 22nd May 1915.
Commonwealth War Graves has the date as 18 May 1915.
Son of Alfred and Matilda Bluck.
Husband of Ethel M. Bluck, of Te Awamutu.
The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains papers relating to Bluck's war service, including a letter written to his wife shortly before his death on 22 May 1915. [Ref. MS 2002/83] AWMM
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In a letter from Captain Alfred's Commanding Officer to his wife, he was reported as killed by sniper fire while on reconnaissance with a Captain from another unit. I recall the report stated he was shot in the head and killed instantly.
Public - George - Direct descendant - 25 May 2018
This entry is made while visiting the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Your sister-in-law Eva never forgot you. Your sons were great friends and cousins to my Dad and their children to my brother.
Sadly missed by all the family.
Public - Sue - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
One hundred years later and your family still remember you and we are trying to ensure you won't be forgotten.
Public - Grenville - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 62 AWMM
- AWMM Papers relating to war service of Alfred Charles Bluck and Howard James Hugill, 1907 - 1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/83. AWMM
- Auckland Star AWMM
Marriages. Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 25, 30 January 1901, Page 8 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Killed in action.Volume LII, Issue 15931, 31 May 1915, Page 1 AWMM
- Unknown Soldier. War diary of an unknown soldier, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum-Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS-2014-8. AWMM
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|25 May 2018||George||Canberra Australia||Direct descendant||
|05 May 2015||Claire||NZ||Other||
|21 April 2015||Sue||Auckland||Other Relative||
|20 April 2015||Grenville||Pukekohe||Other Relative||
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