David Alexander

David Alexander
Rank: Private
Service No: S/43184
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 09-12/04/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders (7th Bn.)
Cemetery: Ste. Catherine British Cemetery.
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Alexander of 45 Lochlands Drive, Arbroath and the late Charles Alexander. Native of Forfar.

Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Jessie Alexander.
1901 census information:
Address: 130 East High Street, Forfar.
Mother: Jessie (57) born about 1844 in Forfar.
Brother: George McL (19) postman, born about 1882 in Forfar.
Sister: Catherine G (17) jute weaver, born about 1884 in Forfar.
Brother: Richard (15) grocer’s apprentice, born about 1886 in Forfar
Brother: Joseph S (14) watchmaker’s apprentice, born about 1887 in Forfar
Self: David (12) born about 1889 in Forfar.
Sister: Rhoda (6) born about 1895 in Forfar.

Arbroath Herald 27/4/1917

Newspaper transcript – A Cameron Falls in Action. Private David Alexander , of the Cameron Highlanders, son of Mrs Alexander, 45 Lochlands Drive, has been killed in action. Twenty-eight years of age, deceased was born in Forfar, where he served his apprenticeship as a grocer. He was afterwards employed in Montrose, and was well-known as a golfer with the Caledonia Club. He was in the service of the International Correspondence School when he joined the army shortly after the outbreak of war. Mrs Alexander has another son a sergeant-instructor in the army.

Arbroath Roll of Honour

Transcript – Private David Alexander, 7th Cameron Highlanders, was the son of Mrs Alexander, 45 Lochlands Drive, Arbroath. He was twenty-eights years of age, and a grocer in Cambuslang. He enlisted in November 1914, and was promoted corporal. he went to France as a private, and was killed on the 9th of April 1917.