McMURTRIE, Alexander Ferguson
(Service number 54212)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||18 January 1888||Place of Birth||Milton, Otago|
|Address at Enlistment||Morven, South Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience||School Cadets|
|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. F. McMURTRIE (wife), C/o Mrs John McMURTRIE, Milton, Otago|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||1 December 1956||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Cemetery, Wellington|
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Alexander Ferguson McMurtrie was born on 18 January 1888 at Milton, Otago, the fifth son of John and Elizabeth (née Wilson) McMurtrie. He was educated at Tokomairiro School at Milton. He married Elizabeth Cruickshank on 9 May 1911 at Waimate, and their daughter, Marjorie, was born on 27 February 1914 at Waimate. Alexander was a school teacher at Morven when he enlisted. Two more daughters were born to Alexander and Elizabeth, and their only son, Alexander Douglas McMurtrie, who was born in 1920, lost his life in World War II and was buried in England. Alexander and Elizabeth are buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington.
Alexander's name appears on the "Court Star of Waihao No. 7929 Roll of Honour" for World War One.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 July 2020]; School Admission record [19 July 2020]; Karori Cemetery headstone transcription [19 July 2020]
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