IRONSIDE, Alexander Aidie
(Service number 40816)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 15 December 1896 Place of Birth Aberdeen, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Studholme Junction, New Zealand
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin P. Hunter (friend), Studholme Junction, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements H Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 30 August 1918 Age 22
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference I.D. 16
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial; St Augustine Church Waimate War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Alexander Ironside was the son of Alexander Adie Ironside and Annie Ironside, of Old Castle, Woodside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Cenotaph database (October 2014);; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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