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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: HMNZT 103
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: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • 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:
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