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Alexander Smith Falconer

Portrait of Captain Alexander Smith Falconer, Archives New Zealand, R24184085. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Alexander Smith Falconer, Archives New Zealand, R24184085. Image may be subject …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Smith AWMM
  • Surname
    Falconer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 8/39 AWMM
    • WWII 10491 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1892 AWMM MosgielOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Pre Aug 1914 AWMM Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs A.R. Falconer (mother), Gordon Road, Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs J.W. Falconer (wife), 293 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the Otago Infantry Battalion during World War 1.

    Served as a Major with the Otago Regiment, 1926-36.

    Joined 2 NZ Expeditionary Force (2 NZEF) as Lieutenant Colonel, 1939 and embarked with the 23 Battalion.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 23 Battalion, Greece & Crete, 1940-41.

    Brigadier and Commander of 7 NZ Infantry Brigade, UK, 1941.

    Commandant of Maadi Camp, Egypt, 1941-42.

    Commander of 5 New Zealand Division, NZ, 1943.

    Overseas Commissioner of NZ Patriotic Fund Board, 1944-45. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 27 October 1966 AWMM
      Age 73 AWMM
      DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 27 October 1966 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 73 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Block 45S. Plot 281 AWMM
    • Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 45S, Plot 281 AWMM
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