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Full Name: Alan Stuart Galbraith
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Alan Stuart
Surname: Galbraith
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8347
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 20 February 1916
Place of Birth: Invercargill, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs Catherine Flora Galbraith (wife), C/o J.H. Bickey, 23 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Holmes Street, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 26 (Canterbury-Otago) Infantry Regiment
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 164
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 12 July 1942
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: XXI. D. 2.
Biographical Notes: Alan Galbraith was the son of William Ernest Galbraith and of Grace Galbraith (nee Norton), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Catherine Flora Galbraith, of Invercargill.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
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