Re: Alexander Wilhelm Becker
You are right about his wife still being alive in 1954
her death is listed as follows
Digger - Death Index. Victoria 1921-19
Given Names: Hannah Elizabeth
Father: Chance Unknown
Death Place: ABBO
Reg Number: 15042
If you are sure you have the correct Alexander then this is strange that he would say that isn't it?
Unless they had divorced and he had married again and that wife had died?
Nothing unusual about a 1st wife being buried under her married name even if divorced but of course none of this may apply in this case