condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Alexander William Huntly Borrie

Portrait, A.W.H. Borrie, Weekly News; 19 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, A.W.H. Borrie, Weekly News; 19 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander William Huntly AWMM
  • Surname
    Borrie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 17781 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    10 May 1917 AWMM Port ChalmersDunedin AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Public Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Dr W.H. Borrie (father), 226 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Regimental Medical Officer for 24 Infantry Battalion July 1942- October 1944.

    Maj A. W. H. Borrie, MC; Dunedin; born Port Chalmers, 10 May 1917; medical practitioner; RMO 24 Bn Jul 1942-Oct 1944. (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p.119.) AWMM


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    28 March 2001 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Dunedin crematorium, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Alexander William Huntly Borrie by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander William Huntly Borrie

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • Dear Alex, I am proud of you. I am thinking of you on the coronation weekend of King Charles III. I wish I got to meet you. Claudia
    Public - Annabelle - Direct descendant - 7 May 2023
  • Dear Alex, Thinking of you. I am so proud of you my Great Grandfather. Love Claudia xxxx
    Public - Claudia - Other relative - 14 August 2022
  • So Proud of my Father Alex who gained the Military Cross at Cassino 1944. I went back to Cassino 1976 and saw the Monastry and dug deep in the earth and found a lovely white stone which I gave to my Dad on my return to NZ. When he died I found his Miltary Cross and beside it was the white stone. We also have his RAP Flag riddled with Machine Gun bullets framed in our house. Love Peter.
    Public - Peter - Child - 5 July 2015
  • I so miss Alex, he was such a wonderful Father in law, so kind and thoughtful, to all of us, with a great sebse of humour, we all miss you Alex, , you have left us with a great legacy with Waitati, and all your kindness and great humour, with love Bere and family. xxx
    Public - Berenice - Other Relative - 5 July 2015
  • My Dear Alex (Whoo whoo..) I miss you always and think of you and John every ANZAC day. I am so proud of how you contributed to the war effort at Alamein and your bravery at Monte Casino. Lots of love always Annabelle (Boo) xxx
    Public - Annabelle Elizabeth - Other Relative - 27 May 2015
  • Thinking of my grandfather Alex, on this 100 year ANZAC and how proud of him I am. Love Vic xxx
    Public - Vicki - Other Relative - 24 April 2015

Related Serviceperson



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 36 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.119, 153, 191–193, 195, 205–206, 218, 222, 246–247, 252, 257–259, 262, 279, 287. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.363, 371–372. AWMM
    • McKinney, J. (1952). Medical units of 2NZEF in Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.385, 431, 540, 587. AWMM
    • Sutherland, J. (2017). New Zealand Gallantry Awards, 1940-1975. Opawa, Christchurch: Regal Books AWMM
      p. 57 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 May 2023AnnabelleAucklandDirect descendant
14 August 2022ClaudiaAucklandOther relative
05 July 2015PeterAucklandChild
05 July 2015BereniceWanakaOther Relative
27 May 2015Annabelle ElizabethAucklandOther Relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.