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  cap badgeLance Corporal (Piper) Alexander Drylie Clunie

5th (Service) Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 9259

Alexander Drylie Clunie grave





Personal details

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 (21/08/1893- ) 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. 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. Alexander's Pension was awarded to his wife Margaret on the 04/01/1919.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 162 Main St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 03/05/1917 at the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe, Arras




in Barrhead.


24 / DOB - 09/07/1892

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial (Bay 9), 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 Directory for Alexander's brother Driver William Letham Clunie's page. See photos for Alexander's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Arras Memorial x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Arras Memorial Panel List, the Cameron Highlanders Cap Badge and Alexander's Pension Records x 2.

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