McCONNACH, Alexander
(Service number 36470)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 6 September 1873 Place of Birth Aberdeen, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 20 September 1916 Age 43
Address at Enlistment Sedgemere, Seddon working for F W Bursell
Occupation Farmhand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John McConnach (brother) 53 Irvine Place, Aberdeen, Scotland. J. Hutchison (Friend) Barber in Stafford St. Timaru
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 Reinforcements, G Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1917-18
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 1 July 1918 Age 44
Place of Death Field Hospital, France
Cause Died ofwounds to face, shoulder and arm
Memorial or Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Memorial Reference VIII. 1. 147
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Chalmers Church Memorial Plaque

Biographical Notes

Son of James and Margaret Eddie McConnach of Tillyduke, Coull, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Brother of John McConnach of 53 Irvine Place,Aberdeen, Scotland


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Oct 2013); Archways (Nov 2013); CWGC (Nov2013); NZ War Graves (Nov 2013); War Census CD (Nov 2013).

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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG

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