condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Alexander Lindsay Meikle

-
Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be sub … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Lindsay AWMM
  • Surname
    Meikle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alex AWMM
  • Service number
    30460 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    18 August 1902 AWMM West CalderMidlothian AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 186 Church Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Horwell (sister), Orbell St, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Divorced AWMM
    Divorced, 3 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30460 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Murdered, Cause of Death AWMM
    Murdered AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Alexander Meikle was the son of Alex Lindsay Meikle and Jessie Douglas Meikle, of West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.

    Meikle was murdered in his sleep by Private Eric Andrew Clark at the 2NZEF camp in Maidstone. Clark was drunk and had gotten into a dispute at a pub earlier in the evening and fell out with Meikle. Later that evening he found where Meikle was sleeping and murdered him with a sheath knife. During the ensuing court case, Clark argued that he suffered from hypo-thyroidism and was insane at the time. AWMM
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    7 September 1940 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    MaidstoneKent AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Murdered AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, England AWMM C.C.1. Grave 49 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Timaru Herald, September 1940 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Alexander Lindsay Meikle by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander Lindsay Meikle

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 128 AWMM
    • South Eastern Gazette AWMM
      "New Zealand Soldier Re-Tried", 10 November 1940 AWMM
    • Timaru Herald AWMM
      Death notice: September 1940 AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.