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Lance Corporal ( Piper ) Alexander Drylie Clunie

5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 9259

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Family Information

Youngest son of John (1854- ) and Elizabeth Duncan Clunie (1856-13/12/1929) of 29 Ronald St, Coatbridge. Husband of Margaret Wallace Clunie of 162 Main St, Coatbridge. Alexander had 2 brothers serving one of which Driver William Letham Clunie of the Royal Field Artillery Died of Wounds on the 01/08/1916 (see index). From the 1901 Census - Address - 137 North Square, Coatbridge - John Clunie aged 47, Elizabeth Duncan Clunie aged 43, Martha Letham Clunie aged 21, Andrew Clunie aged 19, John Duncan Clunie aged 17, James Duncan Clunie aged 15, Robert Duncan Clunie aged 13, William Letham Clunie aged 10, Alexander Drylie Clunie aged 8, Elizabeth Duncan Clunie aged 6, Annie Drylie Clunie aged 3

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 162 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 03/05/1917 at Arras

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Employed in Barrhead

Age

24 / DOB - 09/07/1892

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

Additional Information

Alexanders death was not confirmed until 2 months after his death. Alexander was a popular member of the St Johns Church Lads Brigade Pipe Band and the Coatbridge Pipe Band. See photos for Alexanders name on the Arras Memorial x 2 and his name on the Army Register of Soldiers Effects

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