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Private Alexander Johnston H Arnott

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: 8470

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Bathgate / 1b Hospital St, Coatbridge and Rawyards, Airdrie


Died of Wounds 25/04/1915




Rosehall Colliery / Student at the School of Mining


32 / DOB - 16/03/1883

Buried / Remembered

Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa, Special Memorial B1, Langemark- Poelkapelle, Belgium

Family Information

Son of William and Margaret Johnston Arnott. Alexanders brother Private James Arnott of the 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915 at Loos (see index)

Additional Information

Alexander was killed in action on 25 April 1915, aged 37, in the battle for St Julien. Alexander wrote 4 letters home to George Murdoch, the Principal of Coatbridge Technical College ( I have copies of these letters and they also can be seen in Les Jenkins folders in Airdrie Library ). Alexanders Memorial inscription reads " THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT ". Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College Roll of Honour and on the Airdrie War Memorial (see photo)

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