Name:-   Smith, Alexander

Nationality:-   UK

Age :-   19

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  53588

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  43rd Bn., Machine Gun Corps.

Date of death:-   24th August 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:- Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    XVIII. H. 10

Family information:-    Son of Alexander and Margaret Gibson Smith

Extra information:-

1901 Census

Knockhardy, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire

Alexander Smith, head, 46, gardener, b. Kirkmichael, Dumfries

Margaret Smith, wife, 45, b. Kelton, Kirkcudsh

George Smith, son, 23, game keeper, b. Kells, Kirkcudsh

Janet Smith, daughter, 15, motherís help, b. Glencairn, Dfsshire

Isabella Smith, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Glencairn

Elizabeth Smith, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Dumfries

Martha Smith, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Ruthwell

Janie Smith, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Ruthwell

Alexander Smith, son, 3, scholar, b. Ruthwell

Blairgowrie Advertiser 13th February 1915 page 2  

" Meigle - Corp Alex Smith, who joined the Army Service Corps three months ago, presently at Aldershot having been promoted to Staff-Sergeant. "