In the Blairgowrie Advertiser 3rd April 1915, page 7 there is the following article entitled "Alyth Soldier Dies of Wounds"
"Mr. Andrew Melville, Bank Street, Alyth received intimation on Monday from a Red Cross hospital that his son Alexander died on Sunday.
Mrs. Melville had a letter, written by Private Melville himself, dated 24th March, saying he had been wounded in the thigh, but that it was not serious, and telling them not to be anxious about him; as he had been moved to another hospital.
A post card received on Saturday evidently written by a nurse, said he had been moved to Aldershot, and was to go through an operation. Alexander was a member of the Royal Scots, and came with the Indian Contingent for the War. He visited his parents at the beginning of this year. He was about 30 years of age.
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