RATTRAY, Alexander
(Service number 78959)

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Date 6 August 1878 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Kurow, Otago
Occupation Stock agent
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. RATTRAY (wife), Kurow, Otago
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
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 5 February 1937 Age 58 years
Place of Death Kuriw
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander Rattray was the oldest of the four sons of John and Jane (née Gunn) Rattray. He married Marjory Smith on 21 November 1906 at Waimate. Two of his brothers also served in World War I - James McHardy Rattray and Robert Rose Gunn Rattray, and the fourth brother, David John Rattray, was called up in 1916..


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 June 2019]; Waimate Old Cemetery headstone transcription

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