Name :-   Dempster, Alexander Monroe

Nationality :-   Canadian

Age :-   

Rank :-   Private

Number :-  195

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  Princess Partricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Date of death :-   18th September 1916

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Contay British Cemetery

Area of cemetery / memorial :-  I.C.19   

Family information :-   Husband of Isabella Monroe Macdonald, of Coupar Angus

Extra information :-

Before he enlisted in Canada, Alex was a private in the 1st BN. Queen's Own Cameron Highlander.  Born in Banff on 21 May 1879, he served in South Africa, and was attached to the 12th (Scottish) Mounted Infantry Battalion from 1900 to 1902.  

When he signed up for Canada he was living on Rhodes Avenue, Toronto.  According to his Attestation papers he was 5ft 6ins tall, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complextion.

In the 1881 Census, Alexander is living with his Uncle and Great Aunt, at Woodlands Cottages, New Spynie, Elgin.  They are William Munro, labourer, aged 27, born Deskford, Banff, and William's mother Margaret, 57 years old and a widow, also born at Deskford, Banff.  Also living there are Eliza Munro, daughter of Margaret, aged 35 and unmarried, a general labourer; Isabella Munro, daughter of Margaret, aged 18, unmarried and a general servant, born at Deskford, Banff; Barbara Jane Gracy Horn, niece, aged 4, born Deskford, Banff; Margaret Munro, niece, aged 3, born Portsoy, Banff; Alexander Dempster, nephew, aged 1 year, born Keith, Banff.

1901 Census

14, Jute Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Isabella Dempster, sister-in-law, 37, card room hand (factory), born Dufftown, Banffshire

Jane Dempster, sister-n-law, 21, not braider, b. Dufftown

John Horne, head, 37, fireman of Stotionan Eugene (note - is this meant to be stationary engine?)

Annie Horne, wife, 34, b. Huntly, Aberdeenshire

George Horne, son, 7, scholar, b. Aberdeen

Lily Horne, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Aberdeen

Rosie Horne, daughter, 2, b. Aberdeen




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