Alexander Scrimgeour

Military Information

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  • Service no: M/108
  • Rank: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Queen Mary
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost At Sea
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 31.05.1916
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  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 27.11.1892
  • Place of Birth: Luncarty, Perthshire
  • Address: 15 Crescent St, Dundee
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More about Alexander Scrimgeour

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary which was the last Battle cruiser built before World War I and only member of her class. She was in the 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron and was commanded by Cecil Irby Prowse. She was hit twice by the German Battle Cruiser Derfflinger during the early part of the battle of Jutland and her magazines exploded shortly afterwards, sinking the ship. Of the crew of 1,289 there were only 20 survivors.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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