This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/958
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 26.10.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 2 to 3 & 162 & 162A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 29 Constitution Street, Dundee
- Occupation: William Adamson, Nethergate, Dundee
John Boothroyde, 29 Constitution St, Dundee
More about Alexander Boothroyde
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Alexander Boothroyde CZ/958 Nelson Bn Royal Naval Division
DUNDEE FOOTBALLER WOUNDED.
A.S. Alex. Boothroyde, a well-known Dundee football player, has been wounded for the second time. Mr John Boothroyde, 29 Constitution Street, Dundee, has received intimation that his son had been admitted to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in the arm and left leg. Alexander, who is 20 years of age, was previously wounded in the Gallipoli campaign. Prior to enlisting in the Royal Naval Division, he was employed with Mr William Adamson, wirework manufacturer, Nethergate. He was also a prominent football player, having played at centre forward for Celtic.
Dundee Courier 9th February 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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