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Alexander Fraser Wyllie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 35198
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
- Unit/Ship: 33rd Field Ambulance
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 23/04/1916
- Burial Country: Egypt
- Cemetery: Port Said Memorial Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: J.3
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 66 Carnegie Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Dundee "Courier"
Bessie Wyllie, 66 Carnegie Street, Dundee
James Wyllie, 66 Carnegie Street, Dundee
More about Alexander Fraser Wyllie
During WWI, Port Said was an important site for military medical facilities situated the Mediterranean head of Suez Canal. It provided hospital support for sick and injured soldiers from the Gallipoli campaign. It is notable that Wyllie was ranked Staff Sergeant so young.
While on business in Manchester, Alexander Wyllie enlisted in the RAMC on 12th August 1914. After a short course of training he went with the unit to Sulva Bay, thence to Greece, and later to Egypt, where he died and was buried in the Cemetery at Port Said.
Alexander Fraser Wyllie 35198 R.A.M.C.
“COURIER” EMPLOYEE DIES IN HOSPITAL.
STAFF SERGEANT WYLLIE, R.A.M.C.
Staff-Sergeant Alexander F. Wyllie, R.A.M.C., who prior to the war, was an employee with D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd., Dundee, has died in hospital from peritonitis. He was a son of Detective Inspector James Wyllie, of the Western Division of Dundee Police Force.
Sergeant Wyllie was a prime favourite with his fellow employees. He was attached to the outdoor staff of the “Courier.” And was among the first to enlist after the declaration of war. He saw much active service at Gallipoli, being present at the landing at Suvla Bay, and remaining on the Peninsula until the evacuation. Death occurred on 23rd April.
Dundee Courier 3rd May 1916
Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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