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Alfred William Alley

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Allen E.J. - Allwill J.R. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Allen E.J. - Allwill J.R. (photo J …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred William AWMM
  • Surname
    Alley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9872 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    To Australia at 24 years Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour :
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 October 1915 AWMM 144 Renwick Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Clara Alley (Aunt), Hikutaia, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 24 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9872 AWMM
  • Military service
    4 1/2 years New Zealand Infantry - Discharged when leaving Dominion. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MM awarded 24 April 1917. 'For gallant conduct during enemy attack on Noreuil on the morning of the 15.4.17. Bdr Alley went out and unaided carried in a wounded man a distance of about 200 yards across No Man's Land under enemy machinegun and artillery fire. Later when volunteers were called for to go out as stretcher bearers and bring in the wounded this N.C.O. was the first to volunteer and organised his gun detachment into bearer parties. He set a fine example to the men in his detachment. (SGD) H.B.W. Major- General, Commanding 1st Aust. Division AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      old Hernia Scar on left side AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      26 July 1916 : Wounded in action in France (remained at Duty) AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alfred Alley was the son of Charles and Emily Alley. Brother of C.R. Alley & D.C. Alley. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bedford House Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium AWMM Enclosure No. 21. D.11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alfred William Alley

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  • My Great Uncle - Brother of my great grandmother Nora Ngahuia Alley xxxx
    Public - Kathleen - Other Relative - 20 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • References
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 July 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher
20 April 2015KathleenAUCKLANDOther Relative

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