Alexander Forrester

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3474 & 289153
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 39 Church Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mechanic
  • Mother:

    Mary Forrester

  • Father:

    Alexander Forrester

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Forrester, 39 Church St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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