Name:-   McLaren, Alexander

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   21

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  202607

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-     Scottish Horse attached to 4th/5th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 

Date of death:-   31st July 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 37

Family information:- Son of Robert McLaren and Mary Ann Matheson McLaren of Rosemount Cottage, Rosemount, Blairgowrie.  Rosemount is about one and a half miles south of Blairgowrie.

Extra information:-

1891 Census ... (is this his grandfather's details? they have "fish" in common)

Walnut Grove, Kinfauns, Perthshire

Alex McLaren, head, 54, salmond fisher and gas stocker, b. Kinnoull, Perthshire

Agnes McLaren, wife, 52, b. Scone, Perthshire

Robert McLaren, son, 21, salmond fisher, b. Scone

Thomas McLaren, son, 17, apprentice blacksmith, b. Scone

Margaret McLaren, daughter, 15, dressmaker, b. Kinnoull

Ann McLaren, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Kinnoull

James McLaren, son, 11, scholar, b. Kinnoull

Monumental Inscription in Blairgowrie Cemetery

In loving memory

of

Robert McLaren

River Bailiff

Rosemount Cottage

died 29th July 1949

aged 79 years

also his wife

Mary Ann Matheson

died 12th November 1955

aged 75 years

and their sons

Pte. Alex McLaren

died in prisioner of war camp

July 1917

and wee Jim

died 30th Dec. 1903 aged 2 1/2 years

 

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