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Alfred Sowter

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Snodgrass, W.A. - Spargo, W.J. (CC BY John Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Snodgrass, W.A. - Spargo, W.J. (CC …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Sowter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 5/852 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5/852 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from accident occurring, or disease contracted, while training with or attached to the NZEF in New Zealand AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alfred Sowter was the son of Benjamin and Harriet Sowter; husband of E. M. Sowter, of Aratapu, Northland, New Zealand. Born at Derby, England. AWMM
    • Alfred Sowter is my Greatgrandfather.I have been researching my family tree,and from sources I have researched I have found records of his birth date.He was born in Derbyshire,England Abt 1867 Public - David Ronald - Direct descendant - 2 September 2017 - Go To: Search Results


      Alfred Sowter
      England and Wales Census, 1871
      Name Alfred Sowter
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1871
      Event Place St Peter, Derbyshire, England
      Enumeration District 9
      Gender Male
      Age 4
      Occupation Scholar
      Relationship to Head of Household Son
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1867
      Birthplace Derby, Derbyshire
      Entry Number 6
      Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/3566/0066




      Benjamin Sowter Head M 57 Derby, Derbyshire
      Harriett Sowter Wife F 43 Cotmanhay, Derbyshire
      Frederick Sowter Son M 20 Derby, Derbyshire
      George Sowter Son M 16 Derby, Derbyshire
      Alfred Sowter Son M 4 Derby, Derbyshire
      William Hand Boarder M 25 Lawtham, Nottinghamshire
      Charles Ward Boarder M 24 Gravesend, Kent
      William Hollis Boarder M 20 Stoke, Nottinghamshire
      William Weidant Boarder M 19 Southwell, Nottinghamshire
      Ellen Sefton Servant F 15 Shardlow, Derbyshire
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About death

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  • Death
    17 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 51 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM H. 19. (S). AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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02 September 2017David RonaldWairoa,Hawkes Bay,New ZealandDirect descendant

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