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Full Name
William Andrew Alexander
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Andrew
Surname
Alexander
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/205
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Green Island, Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
D. Alexander (father), Gore, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
C/o Mrs Diamond, Albert Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Limerick or Arawa
Destination
Suez,Egypt (3 December 1914)
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
9
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Malta ex Gallipoli
Date of Death
23 August 1915
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
A. X. 4
Biographical Notes
  • Private Alexander was the son of David and Martha Alexander, of West Gore, New Zealand.
  • He attended Gore School, Southland High School and Otago University where he graduated with a MSc with honours in geology and physics.
  • Private Alexander was wounded in action during the August Offensive. He was evacuated off Gallipoli to Malta where he died of his wounds.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source
Further References
Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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