This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander Menzies Gilchrist Alcorn
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/5593
- Rank: Petty Officer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Hawke Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 27/09/1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 1 & 2
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 4 Stewart Street, Lochee, Dundee
Sarah Alcorn, 4 Stewart St, Lochee, Dundee
John Alcorn, 4 Stewart St, Lochee, Dundee
John & 1 other brother (name unknown)
More about Alexander Menzies Gilchrist Alcorn
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Pte John Alcorn, 261087, Royal Air Force.
Alexander Menzies Gilchrist Alcorn CZ/5593 Hawke Bn R.N.D.
“He was the best P.O. I have ever known.” Was how an officer testified to the ability of P.O. Alexander M. G. Alcorn, R.N.D., who was killed in action on 27th September. Deceased, who was a son of Mr and Mrs John Alcorn, 4 Stewart Street, Lochee, was 24 years of age. The officer adds :–“He was going round cheering up the men prior to going over the top when a shell landed in the same traverse and killed him instantaneously. He had done exceedingly good work with the company, and his death is mourned by all ranks.” Mr Alcorn has one son serving in France and another in England.
Dundee Courier 23rd October 1918
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
Can you tell us more about Alexander Menzies Gilchrist Alcorn'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...