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Charles Stewart Alexander

C.S. Alexander behind. C.S. Alexander Album, Alexander, Charles Stewart, 1895-1970, photographer,1916-1918, PH-ALB-404 loose 29. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

C.S. Alexander behind. C.S. Alexander Album, Alexander, Charles Stewart, 1895-1970, photographer,191 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Stewart AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 32495 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1895 AWMM MangapikoWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 July 1916 AWMM Pokuru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    • Company director/Civilian AWMM
      Director of Kakepuku Dairy Company. AWMM
    • Company Chairman and Director/Civilian AWMM
      Director of Te Awamutu Dairy Company from 1940 until retirement in 1951. Re-elected in 1954. Served as chairman until retirement in 1960. AWMM
    • Local Government/Civilian AWMM
      Waipa County Councillor for 23 years from 1944, including 10 years as deputy chairman. Represented the Council on the Waikato Valley Authority from 1956 to 1965. AWMM
    • Power board employee/Civilian AWMM
      Te Awamutu Electric Power Board member from 1948 to 1967. AWMM
    • Politician/Civilian AWMM
      Chairman of the Waitomo electorate of the National Party for 6 years. AWMM
    • Politician/Civilian AWMM
      Chairman of the Waikato Division for 4 years and Dominion vice-president of the National Party for 4 years. AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Monrath Alexander (father), Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led a small party on his own initiative to fill a gap between his company and another unit. He rushed a pill-box which was inflicting casualties on two battalions and captured thirty prisoners and three machine guns. He showed the greatest initiative and courage throughout." (London Gazette, 26 November 1917) AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 25 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded on 28 March 1918. Admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, France. Transferred to St George's Hospital, London, England, on 1 April 1918. Discharged to Codford on 14 September 1918. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum Library's Manuscripts Collection contains 12 letters written by Charles Stewart Alexander to his cousin Amy Reid while on active service. The letters cover the period from August 1916, with Alexander's entry into Trentham Military Camp, to late December 1917, with his descriptions of life and experiences at the Western Front in France. [Ref. MS 92/70]

    Founder of the Pokuru Golf Club. The Stewart Alexander Golf and Country Club was named after him in honour of his long involvement and contribution to the Pokuru farming district.

    Did not embark overseas during WWII. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1970 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Te Awamutu Courier, 6 September 1970. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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