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  cap badgePrivate Alexander Dalziel

2nd Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Service No: S/7104

Alexander Dalziel grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Alexander (1856-04/06/1922) and Catherine Doyle Dalziel (1855-13/04/1912). From the 1891 Census - Address - 290 Main St, Coatbridge - Alexander Dalziel aged 34, Catherine Dalziel aged 36, Joseph Dalziel aged 15, Elizabeth Dalziel aged 11, Ellen Dalziel aged 8, James Dalziel aged 6, Alexander Dalziel aged 3 and Hugh Dalziel aged 4 months. Alexander's Pension was awarded to his father Alexander of 64 Deedes St, Airdrie on the 25/09/1916.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 21/01/1916


Airdrie 1914


Victoria Iron Works.


27 / DOB - 1888

Buried / Remembered

Basra Memorial (Panel 25 and 63), Iraq.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

Alexander was reported missing on the 21/01/1916 but his death was not confirmed until November 1917. Alexander's death notice in the Coatbridge Leader on the 01/12/1917 was inserted by his 3 sisters. Also remembered on the Trinity Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Alexander's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his name on the Basra Memorial, his name on the Basra Memorial Panel List, his CWGC Grave Registration, the Black Watch Cap Badge and Alexander's Pension Records x 2.

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