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Full Name: Alexander Roy Bremer
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Alexander Roy
Surname: Bremer
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15972
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: School teacher
Next of Kin: Mrs A.W. Bremer (mother), Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: 1941
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 53
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. H. 10.
Biographical Notes: Alexander Bremer was the son of James Edward and Agnes Wilson Bremer, of Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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