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Alexander Cunningham Atchison

  • Service number
    WWII 20038 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Alex Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family usage
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • C Section, Division Cavalry Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Last rank
  • War
c. 1941 - thought to have been taken in Egypt after being evacuated from Crete

Lieutenant Alexander Atchison

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Identity

  • Title
    Major Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - NZDF ARCHIVES
  • Forenames
    Alexander Cunningham AWMM
  • Surname
    Atchison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alex Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family usage
  • Service number
    WWII 20038 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family knowledge

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    30 August 1907 Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Clevedon, Auckland Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Home birth Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Clevedon, New Zealand AWMM
    • 1936-
      "Waioma" - Ness Valley Road [now Kawakawa Bay Road]
      Clevedon
      Auckland
      New Zealand Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
    Dairy Farmer Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A.V. Atchison (wife), Clevedon, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece Crete Egypt Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • C Section, Division Cavalry Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Service number
    WWII 20038 AWMM
  • Military service
    8 November 1939 - 24 March 1944 Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Lieutenant to Captain 29/10/41; Made Temp Major 14/01/43. Posted to Ngaruawahia Camp 29/06/42. Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Auckland Mounted Rifles and Waikato Mounted Rifles Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • Enlisted 8/11/39 at Papakura Military Camp
      Trained at Narrow Neck Military Camp Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Dairy Farmer Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Age on enlistment
    32 Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Major Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Military Personnel File

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born 30 August 1907.
    Married Annie Victoria Howie in March 1936.
    Two daughters - Joyce Cunningham Atchison, b. 28 February 1937 and Helen Margaret Atchison, b. 22 October 1944. Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 July 1955 Public Source
  • Date of death
    25 July 1955 Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    47 Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Place of death
    Clevedon, Auckland Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
    Stroke after suffering from acromegaly Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers and medical records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Clevedon Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers and church records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Mr Alexander Cunningham Atchison, of Clevedon, has died. He was a member of an old Clevedon family and took part in many public organisations. He was also an elder of the Presbyterian Church. As a schoolboy Mr Atchison played in the first fifteen at King's College for three years. During the Second World War he served in the Divisional Cavalry, reaching the rank of major.
    He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Public - Helen Margaret - Child - 8 October 2016 - Family papers - published in local paper
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 11 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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08 October 2016Helen MargaretPukekohe, New ZealandChild

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