This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander Edward Moir
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Military Medal
- Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
- Unit/Ship: 65th Fighter Squadron
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 26.10.1918
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Anvaing Churchyard
- Grave/Mem Ref no: A little North of the West end of the Church.
- Date of Birth: 28.02.1893
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Trainee Lawyer
Mary Jane C. Gray or Moir, 13 Castle Tce, Broughty Ferry
Alexander Moir, 13 Castle Tce, Broughty Ferry
Ethel, James & Alexina
More about Alexander Edward Moir
Originally served with 23rd Sportsman’s Battalion, Royal Fusiliers before transferring to R.A.F.
Alexander was shot down over Belgium by leading German Naval Air Service ‘Ace’ Oblt zur – Gotthard Sachsenberg whilst flying his Sopwith Camel H7005.
Alexander is also remembered on a family gravemarker within Barnhill Cemetery and also on the Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, War Memorial.
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Alexander Edward Moir Royal Fusiliers – Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HONOUR TO BROUGHTY FERRY SERGEANT.
Another Broughty Ferry soldier has gained an honour for a brave deed. Sergt. A. E. Moir, Royal Fusiliers, has been awarded the Military Medal for a conspicuous act of bravery and devotion to duty in connection with signalling work. The gallant Sergeant is the youngest son of Mr Alexander Moir, 13 Castle Terrace, Broughty Ferry, and is a former pupil of the Grove Academy.
Dundee Courier 27th June 1917
Later – Lieutenant Royal Air Force – Killed in Action 26th October 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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