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Alexander Armstrong

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/250 AWMM
    • WWII 805566 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent; WWII: Defence Engineer Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 June 1893 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Otaki, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of John & Sarah Armstrong Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Labourer for P.W.D. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J. Armstrong (mother), Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • later of Palmerston North and then of McKenzie St, Levin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent; WWII: Defence Engineer Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/250 AWMM
    • WWII 805566 AWMM
  • Military service
    WWI: 1914-1918; WWII: 1942-1944 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    1939-1945 War Medal
    NZ War Service Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI: 21yrs; WWII: 42yrs 4mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 3 yrs + service, illness while in service, discharged June 1918. Died Manakau 1955. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1955 AWMM
    Manukau CityAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    62yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Old Levin Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Manakau, Levin, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Old Levin Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Old Levin Cemetery, Cnr Mako Mako And Tiro Tiro Road, Levin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Old Levin Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Returned Services Association Row 5 Plot 40 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 February 2016 - Old Levin Cemetery Records
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 19 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Ngāti Raukawa in World War 2 - 1939-1945 & further (credit to Reuben Waaka, Diane Taylor, Te Kenehi Teira). Part of “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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25 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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