Eagles, Alexander Mafeking

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A collection of letters, a photograph and some postcards of Corporal Alex Eagles (Service no. 21758) who served with the N.Z. Engineers, New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the Second World War. Eagles was killed in action at sea off the Island of Crete, 31 May 1941.

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Letter. To mother from Sapper A. Eagles, Hut 11, 7th Field Coy, N.Z.E.F., Papakura Camp. Undated.

1. Letter. To Nell (sister of Alex) and Walter from Alex. Arrival in Great Britain. Undated.

2. Letter. To Mr A.S.C. Feek, 104 Buller St. New Plymouth, 24 May 1985 advising of the death of Corporal Eagles.

3. Copy of casualty details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, accessed 2 August 2004.

4. Photograph of Alex Eagles in uniform.

5. Plaque sent from Alex Eagles, Aldershot 1940.

6. Postcards (4) sent by Alex to members of the family while on active service.

7. Photographs (4) taken by Meridee Beange c1980 of the War Memorial at Athens showing the inscription: Eagles, A.M.

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