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31267   Private Alexander Duff Harkness
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (New Zealand Army)
Died: 16/08/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
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
Cemetery: Bagneux British Cemetery
  Gezaincourt, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 4-C-25
CWGC Casualty 57422
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
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 270
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harkness family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 11 at house 4 in Drumconway, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Harkness family 1911 census does not list Alexander at house 4 in Drumconway, Coagh, Tyrone
3 New Zealand War Records Cenotaph record for Alexander Duff Harkness
4 New Zealand War Records Cenotaph record for Alexander Duff Harkness
5 NOK Address in Ireland Mrs Margaret Harkness, Mother, Drumconvis, Coagh, Tyrone, Ireland