Alexander Duncan HERBERT

Regimental number39233
Date of birth8 April 1887
Place of birthHeriot
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss M Macindoe, Wairuna, Clinton, Otago
Previous military serviceServed in Kelso Mounted Rifles; unit disbanded; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMilton
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 22nd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 76 Aparima on 16 February 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel No 3), nr Ieper, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Herbert, Milton, Otago, and the late Catherine Herbert (both b. Scotland); Wife: Wilhelmina Gibbon Herbert, Clinton, Otago. Native of Popotunoa, Otago
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 16 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 25 April 1917 (scalded arm); disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital.

Taken on strength, NZ Command Depot, Codford, from hospital, 21 May 1917.

Marched out to Sling Camp, 13 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 July 1917; joined 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 9 August 1917, and posted to 14th Company.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Handwritten note on file: 'Extracts from Reports of Burial. Rept by 2nd Corps B.O. undated: 20 yards from Waterloo Farm Rd'; grave subsequently lost.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 55, p. 14
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 16794589

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