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Alexander Alan Macnab

HMNZT 1 - Pull-thro' : with which is incorporated The Noumea nightmare, the Suva sendoff, and Samoa sun : the unofficial organ of the Advance Party of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force, Apia, Samoa. -- [Apia, Samoa] : Literary Committee of the Advance Party of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force : 1914- No Known Copyright Restrictions

HMNZT 1 - Pull-thro' : with which is incorporated The Noumea nightmare, the Suva sendoff, and Samoa …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Macnab AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alexander Allan Macnab AWMM
    • Alexander Allen AWMM
  • Service number
    4/310 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1893 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 August 1914 AWMM 11 Hobson Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. Macnab (sister), Maxwell Road, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


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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  • Captain with New Zealand Engineers, Samoan Expedition

    Promoted Major on 6 August 1918 as Company Commander, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

    Deputy Group Commander, Home Guard, Blenheim, 1941

    Temporary Lieutenant Colonel and Group Director, Blenheim, January 1942

    Discharged in the UK

    Name is recorded as Alexander Alan Macnab in Nominal Rolls, as Alexander Allan Macnab in Archives New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 June 1961 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    BlenheimMarlborough AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM RSA Lawn Block L Row 0 Plot 1171 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Borough of Blenheim Roll of Honour, Marlborough Museum. 26 Arthur Baker Pl, Redwoodtown, Blenheim 7201 AWMM

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30 June 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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