Alexander McIntosh

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: HMS Unicorn, Dundee
  • Service no: Clyde Z/278
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Nelson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 05.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 60a Liff Rd, Lochee, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Joiner., John Scott & Son (Joiners) Fyffe St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Isabella McIntosh, 60a Liff Rd, Lochee, Dundee

  • Father:

    James McIntosh, 60a Liff Rd, Lochee, Dundee

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More about Alexander McIntosh

Alexander McIntosh has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

Alexander McIntosh   CZ/278   Nelson Bn Royal Naval Division


Mr and Mrs J. McIntosh, 60a Liff Road, Lochee, have received notification from the Record Office that their son, A.B. Alexander McIntosh,Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, was killed at the Gallipoli Peninsula on 5th June.  Able Seaman McIntosh was 19 years of age.  He enlisted in September, 1914, and left with his battalion for the Dardanelles in February last.  Prior to enlisting he was employed by Messrs John Scott & Son, joiners, Fyffe Street, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 17th November 1915

Alexander McIntosh was the son of Mr James McIntosh of 60a Liff Road, Lochee, Dundee and was employed as an Apprentice Joiner. He was one of the first local men to volunteer to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division in September 1914. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. In January 1915 he joined the Nelson Battalion and sailed with it to the Dardanelles at the end of February 1915. The Battalion land on the Gallipoli Peninsula in late April and took part in the Second and Third Battles of Krithia. It was in the second day of the last battle that Alexander McIntosh was reported as wounded and missing but his death was only confirmed in December 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldewll.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie.

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