Alexander Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 133752
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 63rd Brigade, 'C' Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 21.05.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXV.B.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Brown Constable Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Tenter, R. G. Kennedy & Co, Wellington Works, Ann St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Paterson Smith

  • Father:

    Alexander Smith, 43 Frederick St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Leah Duncan (partner?) 16 St Andrews St, Dundee

  • Children:

    1 Child (name unknown)

More about Alexander Smith

Alex Smith   133752   Royal Field Artillery


A well-known Dundee footballer has died in his country’s cause in the person of Gunner Alex. Smith, R.F.A.  Official intimation of his death has been received by his mother, who resides at 8 Brown Constable Street, Dundee.  Gunner Smith, who was 26 years of age, was previously employed as a tenter by Messrs R. G. Kennedy & Co., manufacturers, Wellington Works, Ann Street, Dundee.  Deceased first came into prominence as a footballer in the ranks of the Lochee Central, a now defunct junior combination.  He afterwards played for Dundee “A.”

Dundee Courier 6th June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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