Alexander Holborn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 31293
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion, 'C' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 05.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St. Nicolas British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kirkaldy
  • Address: 90 Kidd St, Pathhead
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Isabella Holborn, 79 Liff Rd, Lochee

  • Father:

    Charles Holborn, 79 Liff Rd, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Charles & 1 other brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Holborn

Alexander was the brother of Sgt Charles Holborn, S/1858, 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who died of wounds, 03.06.1915.

Alexander Holborn   31293   Royal Scots

Private Alexander Holborn, Royal Scots, late of 90 Kidd Street, Pathhead, was killed in action on 5th April.  His mother lately removed to 79 Liff Road, Lochee.  She had three sons—all in the army—and of these two have been killed and the third wounded.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 25th April 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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