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Wilson Alexander

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilson AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ438629 AWMM
    • WWII 438629 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.E. Alexander (father), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ438629 AWMM
    • WWII 438629 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wilson Alexander was the son of Mr W.E. Alexander of Waihou Valley, New Zealand.

    He was born in Waihou Valley and educated at the Okaihau District High School. After completing his education he went onto his parents' farm, and later joined the Air Training Corps. Enlisting in the Air Force when he was 18 years of age, Sgt Pilot Alexander was trained in New Zealand as a pilot and the flight in which he met his death was to have been the last before his posting for duty overseas.

    As the best marksman for aircraft shooting on the station to which he was attached, Sgt Pilot Alexander won a bronze trophy. He had been recommended for a commission. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    OhakeaManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Catherine's Churchyard, Okaihau, New Zealand AWMM E. 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Okaihau First World War memorial gates, Horeke Rd, Northland AWMM
    • Kaikohe War Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive Kaikohe Far North AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2920305
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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