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Alexander Johnston Loft

El Alamein Memorial to the Missing and entrance to War Cemetery, Egypt.

El Alamein Memorial and Entrance to War Cemetery, Egypt.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Johnston AWMM
  • Surname
    Loft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3282 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 Ohura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.E. Loft (mother), Ohura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3282 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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    • Son of James Loft and of Margaret Loft (nee Johnston), of Ohura, Taranaki AWMM
    • Ohura is a small settlement some 48 km West of Taumarunui. It is in the King Country not Taranaki. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 25 November 2020 - research

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 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
    • Taumarunui War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 25 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/2183746
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 105 AWMM

Contributors

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08 December 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New Zealand.Researcher

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