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Alexander Spencer Agnew

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 59), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 59), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Spencer AWMM
  • Surname
    Agnew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 44244 AWMM
    • NZ4212259 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 January 1899 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) Tolaga BayGisborne RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
    18th January 1896 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Albert Peter & Charlotte Drumond AGNEW of Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2022 - NZ BDM Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs C.D. Agnew (mother), Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs I. L. Agnew, 38 Wainui, Gisborne AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Married/WWII AWMM
    • WWI - single
      1921 Alexander Spenser AGNEW married Ida Lilian Kathleen HIGGINS Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Patrol man/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Saddler AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Peter and Charlotte Agnew of Tologa Bay

    Husband of Ida Agnew of Kaiti AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM 153. WW 2 Soldiers' Area. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    MR. A. S. AGNEW
    The sudden, death of Mr Alexander Spencer Agnew, Wainui road, occurred on Monday. Mr Agnew was 44 years of age and was a veteran of the last war and a volunteer of the present war, He was married in Tolaga Bay, where he lived for many years and was secretary of the Tolaga Bay Waterside Workers' Union. He was. also a member of the Tolaga Returned Services’ Association. A service will be held in Cochranes chapel', William street, at 11 aim. tomorrow, after which the funeral will leave for the Soldiers Plot at the Taruheru cemetery. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXX, ISSUE 21080, 28 APRIL 1943, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • Thinking of my grandfather Alex Agnew, I never met you but would like you to know that you have a great family, full of fun and love. I am enjoying getting to know more about you and your immediate family as I dig deeper into our family tree. RIP. Thank you
    Public - Debra - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • Thank you Alex. I never knew you,my Mother was your eldest daughter Merle. I always remember how when the Last Post was played she was so upset as it reminded her so much of you. You served in WW1 and WW2 to enable us to enjoy the life of freedom we have today. Arohanui ,love and respect from your grand daughter Susan Thorn
    Public - Susan Margaret - Other Relative - 18 March 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      59: 7 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
20 April 2015DebraAmberley New ZealandOther Relative
18 March 2015Susan MargaretKaiapoi, 7630 ,NewZealandOther Relative

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