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Coagh - Those That Served
31267   Private Alexander Duff Harkness
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 09/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/11/1888
Died:
16/08/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
29
Summary
Alexander Harkness was the son of Adam and Margaret Harkness of Drumconvis, Coagh. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1914. He enlisted with the Wellington Regiment in 1916. After training he arrived back in England in January of 1917. Alexander Harkness died of wounds received in action on 16th August 1918 while serving with 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment.
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Cemetery Details
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Bagneux Cemetery
Gezaincourt, Somme
Grave Ref:
Grave 4-C-25
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Gezaincourt is a village is situated 2 Kms to the south-west of the town of Doullens. Bagneux British Cemetery lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gezaincourt village opposite the "Chateau" entrance
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Coagh
3 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1 - Panel 1 Coagh
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
2 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
Coagh & District in WW1
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