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Alexander Burnett Charters

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Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Burnett Charters. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 119826
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Burnett AWMM
  • Surname
    Charters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 5015 AWMM
    • 10/1168 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
    Pre 21 November 1914 AWMM 69 Tainui Terrace, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.C. Charters (wife), Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 5015 AWMM
    • 10/1168 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Served with NZ Volunteers prior to Anglo-Boer War. AWMM
    • Served as Sergeant Major with the NZ 8th Contingent in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. AWMM
    • Northland Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 November 1914 AWMM School teacher/Civilian AWMM
    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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded by gas February 1918. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commanding Officer (CO) of Northland Regiment (1926-28)

    Commander of 1 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1925.

    Aide-de-camp (ADC) to NZ Governor-General, 1928-30.

    Registered Justice of the Peace (JP).

    Charters' middle name is spelled "Burnet" in the NZ DSO book (p. 61). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 May 1948 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    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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Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander Burnett Charters

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  • I feel very humbled to know my great grandfather served to such a magnitude in the First World War. He obviously was suited to a life in the military and took great joy from being the best that he could be, to safe guard us all, so that we might have the life we now have in NZ. Thank you Grandpop for contributing to NZ being the great country it is, especially the freedom I have every day to be the best woman I can be. May I continue to honor the NZ spirit and fight every day to ensure NZ stays free for the common man.
    Public - Rachel - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 122 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM

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23 April 2015RachelAucklandOther Relative
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