Alexander John AWMM
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WWI 12/2512 AWMM
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Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Great South Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
J. Whitburn (father), Great South Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
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Alexander Whitburn was the son of John and W. S. Whitburn, of Massey Rd. Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Calstock, Cornwall, England. Also served at Gallipoli. AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
- Greenlane Presbyterian Church, 211 Great South Rd, Greenlane 1051. Image provided by John Halpin 2014, CC BY John Halpin 2014 AWMM
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My grandfather George McLaren (12/2419) of the 3rd Auckland Company mentions Alexander John Whitburn death in his WW1 diary ...
Public - Steven - Researcher - 26 February 2019
"Monday 15th of May 1916 - At 5.30pm another terrific bombardment worse than yesterday lasting na hour or more, lost 2 fine mates today. Jack Whitburn and George Hardley, 3 killed altogether".
George Hulme (5/285) also of the 3rd Auckland Company mentions Jacks death when reflecting on Jacks brothers death at the Somme some 3 months later ...
"15th of September 1916 - One of the lads killed was Jack Whitburn's brother. Jack was a good pal of mine, who was killed at Armentieres when we first went in. Strange to say both brothers had their heads blown off."
I have a photo of Whitburn, Hulme and my grandfather together with their section, from Wednesday the 26th of April just after they landed with the NZEF landed in France.
May Jack Whitburn rest in peace.
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 771 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
- Manukau courier AWMM
10 Apr 2014, Family Ties Discovered AWMM
- The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
|15 April 2019||Steven||Brisbane||Researcher||
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