condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Alexander Robert Besley

-
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Besley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robert Alexander Besley AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15479 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    5 August 1895 AWMM WalthamChristchurch AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    S.T. Besley (father), 24 Buffon Street, Waltham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 July 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15479 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 December 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Baker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      147lb AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    6 March 1966 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Alexander Robert Besley by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Alexander Robert Besley

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons License Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License