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Alexander Beaton

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  B_008. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel B_008. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Beaton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    64243 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1908 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Niho Niho, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Niho Niho is a small settlement between, Ohura and Matiere and is in the King Country not Taranaki. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 18 November 2020 - research
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr D. Beaton (father), Matiere, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64243 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 Shopkeeper/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Beaton was the son of Donald and Dolina Beaton, of Matiere, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Matiere is a small settlement some 34 km West of Taumarunui and is in the King Country not Taranaki.

      Alexander's pre war occupation was, Shopkeeper. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 18 November 2020 - research

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Taumarunui War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui, King Country New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 18 November 2020 - research
    • Ohura Memorial Hall, Ngarimu Street, Ohura, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 8 December 2020 - research

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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/2119512
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.26 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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08 December 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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