STOAKES, Albert Alfred
(Service number 52660)

Aliases Bert; Dynamite
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 22 October 1887 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 3 February 1917 Age 29 years 3 months
Address at Enlistment Waitohi Flat, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Gerti STOAKES (sister), Waitohi Flat, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7½ inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 33-34½ inches. Complexion sanguin. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight - right eye 6/6, left eye 6/9. Hearing - slightly deaf in both ears. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Good bodily & mental health. Slight defect(s) but not sufficient to cause rejection. No fits. Fit. Class A.

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 12 June 1917
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 16 June 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 August 1967 Age 79 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 23 August 1967
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 180, Plot 632
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Alfred STOAKES was the third son of Thomas William and Emily (née Uden) Stoakes, of Waitohi Flat.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [03 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK18805 W5553 0109794) [05 August 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 23 August 1967 (Timaru District Library) [05 August 2016]; Temuka Leader, 1 March 1917, 14 April 1917, 6 November 1928, Timaru Herald, 1 March 1917, 10 April 1917, 19 June 1917, Sun, 3 May 1919, Press, 2 October 1920 (Papers Past) [06 August 2016]

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