GAITT, Charles Alexander
(Service number 4/1045)

First Rank Sapper Last Rank Corporal


Date 16 July 1883 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Taumarunui
Occupation Telegraph linesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Nurse GAITT (sister), Taurangi Street, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Divisional Signallers
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Engineers

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

Civil servant


Date 9 October 1954 Age 71 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Area D, Block 12, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Alexander Gaitt, born in 1883, was the son of Frederick James Gaitt (1839-1910) and Donaldina Gaitt (nee McKenzie, 1841-1904). Charles was a telegraph linesman living in Taumarunui when he enlisted. He gave his sister, Adeline Fredrica Gaitt (a nurse) as his next of kin.

After the war Charles married Minnie Clara Rees in 1922. The couple had no children, but Minnie had two sons from her first marriage to Charles Gilbert Rees.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 June 2017]; NZ BDM (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 June 2017]; Kelvin grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, headstone image & burial record (Palmerston North Council) [25 June 2017]; SCROll web submission by A Gaitt, 10 MArch 2022

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