Alexander McDonald Strachan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Israel/Palestine
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 20.07.1918
  • Burial Country: Israel/Palestine
  • Cemetery: Jerusalem Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 33

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 12.07.1897
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Samnugger & Titaghur Jute Co, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Strachan, “Westhorpe” Duntrune Tce, Broughty Ferry

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More about Alexander McDonald Strachan

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial. He is also remembered on the Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, school war memorial.

Alexander M. Strachan   Lieutenant   Black Watch


Mrs Strachan, Westhorpe, Duntrune Terrace, Broughty Ferry, has received official intimation that her youngest son, Lieutenant Alexander M. Strachan, Black Watch, is wounded and missing.  Deep sympathy will be extended to Mrs Strachan on the anxiety following as it does upon the recent death of her husband, Councillor A. M. Strachan.  Lieut. Strachan, prior to enlisting in 1915, was employed in the office of the Samnugger and Titaghur Jute Companies, Dundee.  He joined the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry when he was about eighteen years of age, but was later transferred to the Black Watch, with whom he saw service in France, until he was invalided home on account of an attack of trench fever.  He was afterwards granted a commission in the Black Watch, and about six months ago went to Egypt.  Two months later he was again sent to France.  His elder brother, Albert, is a quartermaster-sergeant in the Black Watch.

Broughty Ferry Guide 9th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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