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Alexander Masters Bannister

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Banks H.V.T. - Barnard H. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Banks H.V.T. - Barnard H. (photo J …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Masters AWMM
  • Surname
    Bannister AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14557 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Bannister (mother), Longbush, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14557 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Bannister was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bannister, of Longbush, Masterton. Born at Mauriceville. Served on the Western Front, 1916-17. AWMM
    • Brother of Private Stanley Masters Bannister : NZEF Service # 14558, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcements, NZEF.
      Alexander & Stanley enlisted together on the same day - 6 March 1916. They were issued with consecutive Regimental Service numbers : 14557 (Alexander) & 14558 (Stanley).
      They left New Zealand for overseas war service together - on HMNZ Transport Ship - 'Maunganui' - on 26 June 1916.
      Private Stanley Masters Bannister died of wounds - on 20 June 1917 - at Belgium. He was 21 years of age.
      Both Private Alexander & Private Stanley Bannister are remembered on the Maungaraki War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Gladstone, Wairarapa District. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 February 2017 - Military file of Private Stanley Masters Bannister : Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1919 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Masterton Cemetery, Archer Street, Masterton, Wairarapa District, New Zealand AWMM Block D. Peg 2637. Path 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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11 February 2017JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher

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