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Alexander Hendrie


WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

936 Private

2nd Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 19th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 21.10.14

Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 9 and 10

Family history: Son of John and Isabella Hendrie, 8 North Basin Street, Grangemouth. He had an older brother John. Alexander worked in a sawmill in the town before he enlisted as a regular in 1911.

The action leading to his death

The 19th Infantry Brigade was engaged in heavy fighting with advancing German troops around Le Maisnil which lay to the south of the Salient around Fromelles. During the fighting the Battalion had 5 Officers and 200 Other Ranks killed, wounded and missing. Alexanders body was subsequently lost and he is listed as one of the missing.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
War Diary

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map. Modern map which is still relevant today

His brother John, serving with the 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders number S/3958, was also killed in action, age 30, on 22 April 1917. He is buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, grave I.C.41

Medals Awarded

1914 Star and Clasp Victory Medal, British Medal

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

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