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Alexander Dempster Craig

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 157 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 157 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Dempster AWMM
  • Surname
    Craig AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1958 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1889 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Palmerston South, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.E. Craig (brother), Puketapu, Palmerston South, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1958 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 CanterburyNew Zealand 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 Craig was the brother of W. E. Craig, of Puketapu, Palmerston, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium 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
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander Dempster Craig

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  • Mr grandfather George McLaren (12/2419) mentions Alex Craig in his war diary ...

    " Saturday 26th of November 1916 - On fatigue again all day, going around to Otago billets tonight to see Alex Craig, he came with a batch the other night but I wasn't talking to them".

    "Monday 27th of November 1916 - Went & had a long chat to A.Craig tonight. On fatigue today in supports".

    George, like Alex came from the Palmerston region of Otago (George was from Goodwood). Both men would have known each other from home ... but they also embarked to Egypt together with the 5th reinforcements.

    Its very sad to learn that Alex Craig didn't survive the war (as so many of George's friends didn't).

    Rest in peace, Alex Craig.
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 5 July 2018
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  • I visited Ypres, Belgium on ANZAC day in 2013, and I was incredibly moved to find your name at Tyne Cot Memorial. My mum inspired the trip, and I left you a poppy and a card from us. As I walked the fields where you lost your life, I promised you I would always remember you and your ultimate sacrifice. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow, lying at rest so far from home.
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  • Two years ago my daughter, your great, great niece, was able to leave a card showing a photo of you and your two brothers in army uniform, and a poppy (all the way from NZ), at your memorial. Written in the card was a message thanking you for paying the ultimate sacrifice so that our family could grow up in a world free, and continue living in our beautiful country with no fear or injustice. My daughter was on her O.E and was the first to pay homage. I hope to pay my deepest respect in the future. In some corner of Belgium that is forever New Zealand, we will always remember you.
    Public - Lynette Mary - Other Relative - 12 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 157 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 July 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
14 May 2022SteveBrisbaneFriend
30 October 2020AllanRotoruaResearcher
05 July 2018StevenBrisbaneResearcher
12 April 2015Lynette MaryWanaka New ZealandOther Relative

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