Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3474 & 289153
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
- Unit/Ship: 772nd Division Employment Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 24.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 94
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 39 Church Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Mechanic
Jessie Forrester, 39 Church St, Dundee
Alexander, born 02.02.1910, Hilda, born 10.05.1913 & Claude, born 31.12.1917, died 13.01.1919.
More about Alexander Forrester
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. He originally served with the Black Watch (3473) before transferring to the Labour Corps.
Alexander Forrester 3474 Black Watch and 289153 Army Service Corps
FORRESTER___Killed in action on the 24th March, 289153 Pte. Alex. Forrester, M.T., A.S.C., late Black Watch, aged 33 years, beloved husband of Jessie Adamson, 39 Church Street. Inserted by his sorrowing widow and children.
Dundee People’s Journal 11th May 1918
FORRESTER___At 39 Church Street, suddenly on 13th January, Claude, youngest and dearly beloved son of Jessie and the late Pte. Alex. Forrester, mechanic, aged one year.
Dundee People’s Journal 18th January 1919
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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