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Alexander Blain

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 60 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 60 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Blain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/563 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 Amberley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    David Blain (father), East Oxford, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/563 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of David and S. Blain, of 453, Harewood Rd., Papanui, Christchurch. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Linwood Cemetery, Entrance off Butterfield Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Section 121. Block 48. C. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    "Private Alexander Blain (Main Body), who died in the Hospital, after being an inmate and out-patient for two years, had resided in New Brighton for several months prior to his death. By his upright, honest character and bright, cheery outlook, despite his wounds, he had won the highest esteem of all with whom he came in contact. The deepest sympathy is felt with his relatives in their great loss. At the close of the service in the Methodist Church on Sunday evening Iast special reference was made by the Rev W. Walker to the departure from New Brighton of Privates J. Osborn and J. Malaquin. Mention was made of the high esteem in which they were held by all who know them. In handing pocket Testaments to them the Rev Walker wished them God-speed and a safe return." Public - Sarndra - 8 March 2020 - Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand; Star, Issue 12369, 13 July 1918;
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  • Memorial reference



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08 March 2020SarndraAuckland, New ZealandOther

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