Alexander Caird Cheape

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 19.08.1914
  • Place of enlistment: Morphettville, Australia
  • Service no: 277
  • Rank: Trooper
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Australian Light Horse
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 37
  • Date of Death: 01.07.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.A.41.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1878
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Baker
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Caird Cheape, The Kennells, Douglasfield, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Roger Cheape, The Kennells, Douglasfield, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alma Rutherford, 37 Provost Rd, Dundee & William Robert Cheape, 20 Constitution St, Dundee, and 4 other sisters and 1 other brother, (names unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Caird Cheape

For more information on Alexander, visit Alexander’s Service Record.

Alex Caird Cheape   277   3d Regiment Australian Light Horse

Mrs Rutherford, 37 Provost Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her brother, Trooper Alex C. Cheape   277   3rd Regiment Australian Light Horse, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 19th July.  Deceased, who was 37 years of age, was the second son of the late Mr William R. Cheape, baker, Dundee, and was a native of the city.  He was a baker to trade.  At the outbreak of the South African War he went out to Africa, where he joined the Scottish Horse, with whom he served for fifteen months, winning the Queen’s Medal with five clasps.  After being in South Africa for ten years he went to Adelaide, Australia.  He joined the Australian Expeditionary Force, and was for a time stationed at Cairo before proceeding to the Dardanelles.  He was an old member of the Wallace Swimming Club, Dundee, and, as a bird fancier gained many prizes.  He has two brothers and five sisters in Dundee, and two of his nephews are serving with the forces.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th September 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Phoro’s courtesy of RSL Virtual War Memorial. Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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