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JAMES ALEXANDER - **Now Commemorated**

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: JAMES ALEXANDER - **Now Commemorated** Reply with quote

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 09.09.1916
COUPAR ANGUS SOLDIER SUCCUMBS


On Tuesday it became known here that Pvt. James Alexander, Cameron Highlanders, son of Mr John Alexander, formerly chauffeur with Dr Lowe, had succumbed in hospital to injuries contracted at the front. This soldier, as a lad, served his apprenticeship with Mr G. Dow, grocer, Commercial Street, and was afterwards employed in Glasgow, prior to enlistment. He was about 20 years of age.

He is recorded both on the Coupar Angus School Memorial;

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=648

And also Auchterarder W.M.;

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=319

From Roll of Honour for The Burgh & Parish of Auchterarder: The Great War 1914 - 1919.

ALEXANDER, JAMES.
Cloan. Private 7th Cameron Highlanders. Enlisted October, 1915. Home Service - Richmond. Served France - gassed. Died at Stobhill, Glasgow, 4th September, 1916.

Death entry - Private 7th Batt. Q.O.C.H. Died from Pneumonia 10 days. Not listed by CWGC.

The entry above James Alexander is for - Sydney Dewis, 10th Royal Warwicks. Died from gunshot wound. Listed by CWGC;

Name: DEWIS, SIDNEY
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/09/1916
Service No: 16346
Additional information: Son of Arthur John and Emma E. Dewis, of 45, Stewart St., Chilvers Coton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 19. 12.
Cemetery: CHILVERS COTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

Should Alexander be commemorated or is this - Ah! but can it be proved his death was war related ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: JAMES ALEXANDER - NON. COMM. Reply with quote

Mark

James Alexander's death does not have to be attributed to war related causes to have him commemorated by CWGC if it can be proved he died in service.

His D Cert does that and may well be adequate information to raise a case. It is a pity it does not give his service number. If you have more info on him, including the press cuttuings, send them to me direct. I will make some checks and let you know if a case can be made.

Well done in spotting him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
I recently had one of my boys listed by the CWGC in similar circumstances - and he had died at Stobhill.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Pte James Alexander, 7th QOCH Reply with quote

Pte. James Alexander, 7th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders has been forwarded as a case, on Mark's behalf, to CWGC / MOD as an in service death Non Comm.

If anyone has knowledge of his place of burial I would be interested in the details. It may be he is buried in the Auchterarder area.

Will update when further details available.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Pte James Alexander, 7th QOCH Reply with quote

I am now aware that Pte James Alexander is buried in the family lair at Jeanfield Cemetery, Perth. James, his parents and siblings are detailed on a headstone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Pte James Alexander, 7th QOCH Reply with quote

The name of Pte. James Alexander was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today.

Name: ALEXANDER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 04/09/1916
Service No: 8540
Additional information: Son of John and Annie Alexander of Auchterarder.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Private Alexander is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Parochial 2. Lair 219.
Cemetery: PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good result gents. Well done to all concerned.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mark and Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work lads.
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