GARLAND, Alfred Sotham
(Service number 35775)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 16 July 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. GARLAND (father), Seaview, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Date 19 April 1917
Transport Moeraki, transferred to Port Sydney at Sydney
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 27 October 1971 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Sotham Garland wasborn on 16 July 1896 at Waimate, the second son of Alfred and Edith Mary (née Sotham) Garland. He married Elizabeth Gladys Dixon in 1920. His father was a retired captain of the Territorial Force, South Canterbury Mounted Rifles. A few years after Edith Mary Garland died (1931), Alfred senior married Ethel Constance Rogers, a sister of Victor Rogers who was killed in action in 1918. Alfred Sotham Garland's older brother, Edward Garland, died of wounds in 1916.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 November 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 November 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [11 November 2018]

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