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Alfred George Libeau

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred George AWMM
  • Surname
    Libeau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11493 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 December 1880 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Annie Elizabeth Libeau (mother), Bruntwood, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11493 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 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alfred Libeau was the son of Theodore and Elizabeth Libeau, Matangi. He was the husband of Annie E. Libeau, Matangi. AWMM
    • Unit: 1st Bn. Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
      Rank: Private
      Name: Alfred George LIBEAU
      No: 11493
      Occupation & employer: self-employed farmer
      Religion: Wesleyan
      Date and Place of Birth: 28 December 1880, Christchurch
      Next of Kin: Mrs Annie Libeau (née POYNTER, wife), Matangi.
      Description on Enlistment: Apparent age 35 years, 5ft 5½ ins tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes
      Service: Son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Libeau, of Matangi; husband of Annie Elizabeth Libeau, of Matangi, Waikato. Married at Whatawhata, 26 July 1904. Uncle of Eric John Libeau (13/2339, also died in war action)
      Embarked Wellington for Suez 1 May 1916
      Arrived Suez, 9 June 1916
      Embarked Alexandria for England per Ivernia, 26 July 1916
      Disembarked Southampton 7 August 1916
      Left Sling for France, 17 August 1916
      Etaples, 21 August
      Joined Unit, Neuville, 1 September 1916
      Killed in action in the field [Battle of the Somme] in France, 17 September 1916, Aged 35.
      Buried Caterpillar Valley New Zealand Memorial, Longueval, Somme. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery now contains 5,569 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 3,796 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 32 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to three buried in McCormick's Post Cemetery whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. Caterpillar Valley New Zealand Memorial commemorates more than 1,200 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the Battles of the Somme in 1916, and whose graves are not known. Public - Jan - Researcher - 13 October 2018 - WW1 Enlistment records, Archives NZ,, Commonwealth War Graves Commission [], Papers Past, and NZBDM online.
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About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 July 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 October 2018JanWellington, NZLOther relative

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