1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 57463 Alexander Smith
- Age: Unknown.
- From: Barony, Lanark
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
- K.I.A Thursday 2nd August 1917
- Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
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Alexander was born in 1893 in Glasgow, the son of James and Hope Smith. He had younger siblings Andrew, Agnes, and James.
In 1901 the family lived at 130 Garngadhill, Dennistoun, Glasgow Townhead.
He married Lilias Mowat Hood in Glasgow on 31st December 1915. Their daughter Jane Petrie Smith was born on 4/10/1916. According to his daughter’s birth certificate, Alexander worked as a cabinetmaker; he is listed as a Private, 3rd (Reserve) Lowland Division Cyclist Company.
He enlisted in Glasgow and was formerly 1192, Lowland Divisional Cyclist Company and serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 57463 when he was killed in action on the 2nd August, 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.
His widow Lilias, living at 17 Taylor Street, Townhead, Glasgow, received a pension of £1-3s-10d a week for herself and child.
His daughter married and had a child, but died, aged 38, in 1955 in Glasgow Royal Infirmary following an operation.
Alexander is commemorated on the Glasgow Roll of Honour (as Lowland Cyclist Co.)
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Killed On This Day.(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old