GAITT, Charles Alexander
(Service number 4/1045)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||16 July 1883||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Taumarunui|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Nurse GAITT (sister), Taurangi Street, Ashburton|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Divisional Signallers|
|Date||14 August 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Engineers|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||9 October 1954||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North|
|Memorial Reference||Area D, Block 12, Plot 9|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Charles Alexander Gaitt, born in 1883, was the son of Frederick James Gaitt (1839-1910) and Donaldina Gaitt (nee McKenzie, 1841-1904). Charles was a telegraph linesman living in Taumarunui when he enlisted. He gave his sister, Adeline Fredrica Gaitt (a nurse) as his next of kin.
After the war Charles married Minnie Clara Rees in 1922. The couple had no children, but Minnie had two sons from her first marriage to Charles Gilbert Rees.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 June 2017]; NZ BDM (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 June 2017]; Kelvin grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, headstone image & burial record (Palmerston North Council) [25 June 2017]; SCROll web submission by A Gaitt, 10 MArch 2022
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