AGNEW, Alexander John
(Service number 34586)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||9 September 1892||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Date||23 August 1916||Age|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Reinforcements, (First Section) New Zealand Mounted Rifles|
|Date||5 December 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 70, Waihora|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||20 January 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Alexander Knox & Lavinia Burton AGNEW (nee COOK). Another brother, James, also served during the First World War.
Alexander John AGNEW was invalided home on account of illness, arriving back in NZ on Christmas Eve 1917.
Percy Ralston commented: "On the 19th December 1923 he married May Carson PARK at Pleasant Point. There was no issue from this union. Alec was an exceptional horseman and trained and rode show horses. He also had a Romney Sheep stud before retirement to Timaru. He died there on 5th July 1972."
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (29 April 2015); SCRoll web submission from P Ralston, 18 April 2015
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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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