Alexander Maitland

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 1747S
  • Rank: Stoker
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Bulwark
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 26.11.1914
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 6

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 57 Alexander Rd, Glasgow
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Sarah Maitland

  • Father:

    Alexander Maitland, 31 Robson St, Govan Hill, Glasgow

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More about Alexander Maitland

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving on H.M.S. Bulwark which was attached to the Channel Fleet, conducting patrols in the English Channel. On 26 November 1914 while anchored at Sheerness she was destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 736 men. There were only 14 survivors of the explosion and of these, 2 died later in Hospital. The explosion was believed to have been caused by the overheating of Cordite charges that had been placed adjacent to a boiler room bulkhead.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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