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Francis Lignori Alley

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Lignori AWMM
  • Surname
    Alley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Francis Liquori Alley AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    18th February 1896 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Hikutara, NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of John and Elizabeth Alley, of Salisbury Rd., Gisborne. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    16 Disraeli Street, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Alley (mother), 16 Disraeli Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10287 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Warehouseman/Civilian 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Septicemia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Francis Alley was the son of John and Elizabeth Alley, of Salisbury Road, Gisborne, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1918 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Codford (St Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England AWMM 105 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Private F. L. Alley (mentioned above) is the younger son of Mrs E Alley, of Victoria. Township, who has received cabled advice that he has again been admitted into hospital in England. This is the fourth occasion on which Pte. Alley has been in hospital. In a letter dated October last he mentioned that :he was then convalescing in England, after recovering from wounds received at Messines. Nothing further had been heard of him until the recent advice came to hand - which was that he was in hospital again Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 May 2023 - POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLV, ISSUE 14501, 12 JANUARY 1918, PAGE 5
    • Mr. and Mrs. .1. Alley, of Victoria Township have been advised that their son, Private Francis Ligouri Alley, has died of septicemia at the Second General Hospital, Codford. Deceased left Gisborne with the Twelfth Reinforcements, and had seen considerable service in France with both the machine gun section and infantry. He was an old High School boy, and at the time of his enlistment was employed in Messrs Mackay, Logan and Co.'s warehouse. He was well known and greatly esteemed, and much sympathy, will be extended to his sorrowing relatives Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 15 June 2023 - ROLL OF HONOR
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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne Boys' High School, 80 Stanley Road, Te Hapara, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 7 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • HMNZT 52.The bugle call of the 12th NZ Reinforcements : being the souvenir number of The Mokoia chronicle.(1916). On board ship: Published on board H.M.N.Z. Transport no. 52 "S.S. Mokoia". AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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