REDDECLIFFE, Alexander Knox
(Service number 29543)

First Rank Sapper Last Rank Sapper


Date 7 April 1888 Place of Birth Washdyke, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 11 Kermode Street, aAshburton
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience Ashburton Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Isabella Reddecliffe (wife), 11 Kermode Street, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF)
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devenport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Engineers

Military Awards

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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
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 15 May 1971 Age 83 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 274, Plot 14
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander Knox Reddecliffe was the son of Richard Reddecliffe and Mary née Agnew. His brother Frederick John Reddecliffe also served in World War One. alexander married Isabella Smith on 26 April 1911 at lismore School, Canterbury.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (10 January 2015); SCRoll web submission from P MacKenzie, 20 January 2015; Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 June 2017]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [29 June 2017]

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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