MEE, Alexander Reginald
(Service number 52095)

Aliases Uncle Alec
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 10 February 1896 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date 30 March 1917 Age 20 years five months
Address at Enlistment Aylesbury, Malvern County, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 1st Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas William Jones MEE (father)
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Class A (varicocele moderate)

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Egypt and Palestine
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 11/13/1917
Transport Tufoa no. 98
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 33rd NZMR

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt 1917-18
Service Medals British War medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 October 1918 Age 22
Place of Death 69th General hospital, Alexandria. Belah Palestine
Cause Malaria fever
Memorial or Cemetery Deir AL-Balah, Deir AL-Balah, Gaza Strip [8 miles s.W. Gaza], Darfield War Memorial
Memorial Reference Grave N543 [Army records] Plot: B. 212 [Find a Grave]
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Claremont Memorial; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library)

Biographical Notes

Mother: Caroline Agnes ORTON, b 2 Jan 1868 Pleasant Point. Education Pleasant Point and TBHS


Accessed 15/08/2013 NZBDM, Cenotaph,,;SCRoll web submission by N McLaughlin 8 January 2020 (correcting fathers name to Thomas William Jones Mee )

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