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Alexander Grieve Figgins

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Grieve AWMM
  • Surname
    Figgins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    27284 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
    Unknown AWMM 49 Hill Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ethel May Figgins (wife), 49 Hill Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27284 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 Boilermaker/Civilian AWMM
    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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander Figgins was the son of James and Margaret Figgins. He was the husband of Ethel May Figgins of Epsom, Auckland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 3. D. 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • WW II Railway Units, memorial window, St Martins Engineer and Garrison Chapel, Linton Camp, Palmerston North AWMM
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories 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/2225231
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 150 AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Diaries and papers, 1941 - 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1139. AWMM
      A photograph of his grave is in the Norman Leaf Collection. AWMM
    • Judd, B. (2003). The desert railway : the New Zealand Railway Group in North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Railway Group, 1940 - 1998. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/87. AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Address relating to the Desert Railway, World War II. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2007/38. AWMM

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04 June 2020NormHavelock North NZResearcher

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