ALLEY, Henry James
(Service number 2/2771)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 7 January 1891 Place of Birth Manaia, Taranaki

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gapes Valley, Geraldine
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. J. ALLEY (father), Gapes Valley, Geraldine
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 New Zealand Field Artillery, No. 1 Field Artillery
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Tauranga Methodist Cemetery
Memorial Reference Section 38, Row 6, Plot 50
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry James Alley was the elder son of Henry John and Alice (née Preece) Alley. It appears that his parents moved about quite a lot. Henry was educated at Oreti Plains, Winton and Clinton schools. He was farming with his father at Gapes Valley when he enlisted. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. Henry married Rose Ineson in 1923 at Geraldine.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; Tauranga Methodist Cemetery burial record (Tauranga City Council) [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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