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Norman Forrest Alcock

Portrait of Sergeant Alcock in uniform; - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait of Sergeant Alcock in uniform; - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman Forrest AWMM
  • Surname
    Alcock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 10983 AWMM
    • WWII 568260 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 May 1895 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 12 January 1916 AWMM Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 13 December 1940 AWMM C/o Newmarket Borough Council, Newmarket, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Isaac Alcock (father), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Nellie Alcock (wife), 17 Wairua Rd, Remuera, Auckland, 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue / Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 9.75 inches (Personel File) - 5 feet 11 inches (Family Source) AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to St John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, from 26 September 1917 to 2 November 1917 with contusions. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His father's later address during World War I was 36 O'Neil St, Ponsonby, Auckland.

    He was promoted to Company Quartermaster Sergeant on 23 September 1918.

    Sergeant Alcock was appointed to a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Territorial Force in World War II (serial number 568260).He was appointed to that rank on 6 May 1942.

    Lieutenant Alcock was transferred from the 4th (Works) Company to the Defence Engineer Service Corps on 28 April 1942; he became an instructor in that unit on 21 August 1942.

    Lieutenant Alcock was posted to the Reserve of Officers list in 1944, and the Retired list in 1956.

    There is a discrepancy as to Sergeant Alcock's date of birth: his World War I records (and Dept of Internal Affairs Notification of Death) list his year of birth as 1895, while his World War II records list it as 1896. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 March 1967 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block H 08 Plot 103 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      30: 18 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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