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Alexander Angus Charleston

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Angus AWMM
  • Surname
    Charleston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/845 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 17 Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Charleston, 161 Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/845 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railway employee 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 Charleston was the son of James and Eliza Charleston, of Gore St. West, Bluff, Southland. AWMM
    • "Alexander Angus Charleston, killed recently while serving with the Expeditionary Forces in France. He joined the service as apprentice fitter in July, 1906, serving his time at Invercargill, and later at Hillside, where he was subsequently employed as fitter. He returned to Invercargill (where his people still reside) in 1912, but a year later was transferred to the Auckland running shed, remaining there till he joined the Expeditionary Force in August, 1914. He left with the Main Body as a member of a machine gun section, and served all through the Gallipoli campaign, with the exception of a few months spent at Malta, to recover from shell concussion, but he was fit and well again when the forces embarked for the Western battlefield. The news of his death comes with sincere regret to the many friends who had hoped to see him return safe and sound, and Alick’s sterling worth, both as a tradesman and a genial, trustworthy fellow-worker, earned for him deep and lasting friendship in the several workshops where he served" : Railway Review, 17 November, 1916, p 508 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History : www.nzhistory.govt.nz
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France AWMM XLI. C. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Otahuhu Railway Workshops War Memorial, corner of Piki Thompson Way, Otahuhu Auckland 1083 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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