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Alexander Baston McColl

Portrait Auckland Weekly News Roll of Honour 1915, wounded - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Baston AWMM
  • Surname
    McColl AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alec AWMM
    • Alexander Bastin AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/18 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 May 1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Meredith House, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Kathleen McColl (mother), 62 Salamanca Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/18 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    MiD. London Gazette, 4 January 1917, p261, rec No 65: "This Officer commanded the raiding party from this Battalion which raided the enemy's trenches on the night of the 1st/2nd July. The raid was a complete success, the whole of the enemy there being killed or captured, and 10 prisoners were bought back to our trenches. This brilliant result was largely due to the capable leadership, coolness and courage of this Officer. After returning to our trenches he learnt that all the wounded had not been bought in, and he again went into "No Man's Land" and while assisting to bring in 2 wounded men he himself was wounded by machine gun fire, from which he subsequently died. He led a platoon at a landing in Gallipoli, took part in all the heavy fighting there and was present at the evacuation, having been wounded once and at all times displaying great ability and devotion to duty. For several weeks he preformed the duties of Quartermaster at Gallipoli under most difficult circumstances and for eleven months has done excellent work as Adjutant." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 1915 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander McColl was the son of Mr Peter and Mrs Kathleen McColl, of 62 Salamanca Road, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Attended Wellington College.

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as Alexander Bastin McColl. Listed by BDM, Historical Births, as Alec Baston (2012) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 July 1916 AWMM
    ArmentieresFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM I. C. 16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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