Alexander Black

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 646269
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 211th Brigade
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 04.11.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Capelle-Beaudignies Road Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: C.7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 107 Alexander Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Harry Walker & Sons, Caldrum Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jemima Black, 107 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Maggie & 1 Brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Black

Alexander Black   646269   R.F.A.

Stuck to His Gun Until Last.

Gunner Alexander Black, R.F.A., son of Mrs Black, 107 Alexander Street, has been killed in action.  In a letter of sympathy to Mrs Black an officer states :–“Your son was killed when the battery was supporting an infantry advance.  He with others, performed a great act of bravery in sticking to his gun until the last.”  Deceased enlisted in March, 1915, and had been in France two years.  Previous to enlisting he was employed with Messrs Harry Walker & Sons, Caldrum Works.  Mrs Black has another son serving.

Dundee Courier 6th December 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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