MAITLAND, Alexander
(Service number 32359)

First Rank Private/Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 14 January 1895 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 26 July 1916 Age 21
Address at Enlistment Orari
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John Maitland (Father) Orari, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui - Ship
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, G Company

Military Awards

Campaigns Wesetrn Europe 1917
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 4 October 1917 Age 22
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Viaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference XXIV. G. 17
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Orari War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of John and Amelia Isabella Maitland, Peach Grove, Orari, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Native of Dunedin. Brother of Amelai Mary Tait, John and James Douglas.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Oct 2013); Archways (Oct 2013); NZBDM 1895/981; CWGC(Oct 2013); NZWar Graves (Oct 2013)

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