2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1918 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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