Alexander Robertson Low

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 810
  • Rank: Bombardier
  • Service Occupation:
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Highland Brigade
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 08.01.1915
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Section D, Grave 429C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 282 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Alice Elsie Low, 282 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Low, 282 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

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More about Alexander Robertson Low

Alexander Robertson Low   810   Royal Field Artillery


With military honours the remains of Alexander Low, the young Dundee bombardier who died of diphtheria at Bedford at the end of last week, were laid to rest on Wednesday in the Balgay Cemetery.

Low was a member of the 2nd Highland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, and his comrades were represented at the obsequies by 150 men of the City of Dundee Battery and Ammunition Column of the 2nd Highland (Reserve) Brigade.

The funeral took place from the house of Bombardier Low’s father at 282 Strathmartine Road, and as the cortege traversed the route to the cemetery, headed by the pipe band of the 6th Black Watch from the Western Barracks playing a lament, it aroused much interest and sympathy.  Deceased’s father was the chief mourner, while included in the military contingent were Lieutenant- Colonel D. Laing, Captain J. M’Pherson, Captain T. J. M’Lean Laing (who made the military arrangements for the funeral). Lieutenant W. Kinnes and Lieutenant G. M. M’Naughton, all of the Reserve Brigade.  The Rev. Charles Shaw, St Andrew’s United Free Church, conducted a short service at the house, while Rev. A. J. Campbell, senior chaplain to the Tay Defences, officiated at the graveside.  A firing party was also provided by the 6th Black Watch.

Dundee Peoples Journal 16th January 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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