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Alexander John Cheyne McLellan

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 465 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 465 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander John Cheyne AWMM
  • Surname
    McLellan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1662 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1880 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra LytteltonChristchurch Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 95 Montreal Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary J. McLellan (wife), care of—Flaus, Builder, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1662 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      163 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander McLellan was the husband of Mary Jane Lambert (formerly McLellan), of Palmerston North, New Zealand.

    Joined Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Gallipoli, 8 June 1915.
    Admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 9 July 1915 (piles); transferred to Malta and admitted to St George's Hospital, 14 July 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 1 August 1915; embarked for Dardanelles; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 26 August 1915.
    Admitted to St David's Hospital, Malta, 10 September 1915 (rheumatism and piles); transferred to England, 15 September 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 23 September 1915.
    Found guilty, Hornchurch, 20 May 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 120 hours' detention and forfeited 3 days' pay.
    Attached to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 7 June 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, Armentieres, 7 July 1916.
    Reported missing, 16 September 1916.
    Statement on file, 612589 S.D. DALLARD: 'On 16th Sept. during the Battalion advance towards Flers, I was in company with Ptes Coombs, Swedel & McLellan. We took shelter under a bank, Coombs & McLellan being about two yds. from Swaddel & myself. A shell burst near, hitting Swadel & killing Coombs & dressed Swadel. I saw nothing further of McLellan or Coombs as I followed up the Coy.'
    Court of Enquiry pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action,16 September 1916.'

    Wife: Mary Jane Lambert (formerly McLellan), Palmerston North, Wellington AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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



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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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