Alexander Blue

Alexander Blue
Rank: Private
Service No: 46873
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Bn.)
Memorial: Arras Memorial
Additional information: Son of the late Alexander and Mary Blue of Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of late Alex Blue, 15 Mitchell Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Sister Christina MacFarlane.
1891 census information:
Address: 25 Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen.
Father: Alexander (43) pottery labourer, born about 1848 in Mearns.
Mother: Mary (43) born about 1848 in Neilston.
Sister: Mary (19) cotton weaver, born about 1872 in Neilston.
Sister: Jeanie (12) born about 1879 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Christina (10) born about 1882 in Rutherglen.
Self: Alexander (7) born about 1884 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Annie (4) born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
1901 census information:
Address: 17 Bouverie Street, Rutherglen.
Sister: Jeanie (22) lappet weaver, born about 1879 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Christina (19) lappet weaver, born about 1882 in Rutherglen.
Self: Alexander (17) apprentice mason, born about 1884 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Annie (14) born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Alexander 27 and Annie 24.

Also commemorated on the memorial at St Johns Operative Lodge No 347, Rutherglen.