James Robert Alexander

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/8148
  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Ebro
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 21.03.1917
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 28

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 63 Fisher St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Ann Smith Alexander, 63 Fisher St, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    David Alexander, 63 Fisher St, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
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More about James Robert Alexander

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Ebro which was a commercial liner converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser for the Royal Navy. James was killed in action when acting as an armed guard on a Norwegian Steamship, 2  other Ebro  crew members were killed in the same incident, they were O.S. Ronald Robinson and A.B. John Simmonds.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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