Alfred Topi

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 28 December 1887, Bluff, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 1 October 1926, Ruapuke
  • Last rank Trooper
  • Service number 9/91
  • Served In Otago Mounted Rifles
  • Next of Kin Mr M. Topi (father), Gore Street, Bluff
  • Pre-war occupation Bush Feller for A.W. Douglas, Waikouaiti
  • ReligionAnglican
  • Enlisted17 August 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9, Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay, departed 16 October 1914, Port Chalmers, disembarked 3 December 1914, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgypt 1914-1915 and Gallipoli 1915
  • Periods of service87 days in New Zealand, one year and 235 days overseas. Total service of one year and 322 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Athenic, 15 April 1916
  • Discharged3 July 1916, no longer physically fit for war service due to bullet wound (left knee)
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal