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Alexander Smith Falconer

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

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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
  • 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
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