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Edward Alker

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Alker E. - Aitken J. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Alker E. - Aitken J. (photo J Halpi …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Alker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/963A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 July 1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WiganEngland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. Alker (brother), Glen Massey, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/963A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      138 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Mr. J. W. Alker, of Beerescourt, Frankton.

    Trooper Alker was killed in action during the August Offensive.

    Embarked Wellington, 14 February 1915; disembarked Suez, 27 March 1915.
    Missing since 8 August 1915.
    Court of Enquiry, held at Serapeum, Egypt, 4 April 1916, declared him 'dead at the Dardanelles'.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Brother: Mr J.W. Alker, Beerescourt, Frankton AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3219 AWMM

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Sources

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25 April 2018Barry Taumarunui Other relative
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