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William Lionel Alder

Photograph of William Lionel Alder in uniform. Image kindly provided by Roscoe Turner (May 2023).

Photograph of William Lionel Alder in uniform. Image kindly provided by Roscoe Turner (May 2023).

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Lionel AWMM
  • Surname
    Alder AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lionel AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 60810 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1916 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 Water Street, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L M Alder (mother), 6 Water Street, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 60810 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
    WW2 8 January 1941 AWMM Storeman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur Richard Alder and of Lily Maud Alder (nee Duncan) of Opotiki, Bay of Plenty.

    Worked for Shell at the Auckland Installation from 1939. Enlisted in 1941, and joined the anti-aircraft training regiment as a gunner. Posted to G Troop, 43rd Battery, 14th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. After training Lionel sailed for Egypt in April 1941, and was engaged in the Egyptian, Libyan, and Italian campaigns as a gunner. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. F. 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I think My Nana was dating Lionel for 4years before he died. He will never be forgotten and was loved.
    Public - Veronica - 25 April 2015



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22 January 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Veronica New zealandOther

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