|1. Document:||New Zealand WW1 Masonic List||N.Z.|
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Early Life :Alexander was born in Auckland, New Zealand.
His parents were Joseph Wladislas Edmond De Montalk and Alexandrina Williamina Sutherland De Montalk .
He had 9 siblings, and his sister Judith Jane de Montalk was his his next of kin. They lived together at Mt Eden, Auckland.
Education & Career :
He attended Auckland University (then Auckland University College). He became a schoolmaster in Auckland, employed by the Auckland Education Board.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.|
Mike: BEAN Arrckland Bti., numbers landed, 281 ; landing delayed of 315; Quinn?s Post, xiii, 321; Walker?s Ridge, 333-4 ; Bloody Aiigle, April 25, 434-5, 438, -4pril 27, 509; intermingled with Australians, 509 ; Pope?s Hill, 598
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
He embarked from New Zealand on the Star of India on 16 October 1914, arriving at Suez on 3 December 1914.
He rose to the rank of Cpl, and was discharged as such.
See more at the NZ Online Cenotaph.
It is thought that de Montalk survived the Great War and went on to take up an appointment during the Second World War. Although his date of death is not yet known, it is seen from the electoral rolls for New Zealand, that he was registered in the years 1919 at Roskill, 1928 at Temuka & 1949 at Rodney, Auckland.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Opotiki No. 1930 E.C.||New Zealand (North Island)|
21st February 1913
18th April 1913
16th June 1913
He was initiated into Opotiki Lodge No 1930 when listed as a 22 year old school teacher resident at Opitiki. He resigned from the Lodge on the 21st December, 1913, so it is more than likely he was not a subscribing Freemason through the period of the war. It is also not known if he rejoined any lodge following the Great War.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley