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Full Name
Alexander James Ridland
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Alexander James
Surname
Ridland
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
72271
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Blacksmith
Next of Kin
W. Ridland (father), 13 Dublin Street, North Invercargill, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
37th Reinforcements A Company
Embarkation Date
9 May 1918
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui
Destination
Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number
82
Page on Nominal Roll
7
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
5 November 1918
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Reference
IV. F. 31.
Biographical Notes
All Black in 1910
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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