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Lance Corporal Alexander W Lawrie

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4768

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 107 Alexander St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 31/07/1917 at Frezenburg

Enlisted

Coatbridge 03/09/1914

Employed

Clerk in the Clyde Tube Works

Age

20

Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Family Information

Son of William Morton and Agnes Alexander Lawrie of 107 Alexander St, Coatbridge. His father William was an engine fitter and his mother was English. Alexander was the youngest of 3 brothers, all of whom fell. He also had 4 sisters, one of whom Jeannie was a teacher in Coatdyke School. His brothers were Signalman John Lawrie of the Royal Naval Reserve who drowned on the 24/11/1916 and the eldest Private William Lawrie of the 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who Died of Wounds on the 12/10/1916 (see index)

Additional Information

All 3 brothers died within 9 months of each other. Alexander enlisted on the 03/09/1914 and arrived in France on the 14/07/1915. He was posted missing at Frezenburg 17 days later. This was the opening day of the 3rd Battle of Ypres ( Passchendaele ). An Officer described Alexander as "a god-fearing lad and a good soldier". Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College, Coatbridge High School, Coats Parish Church and the Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (Clyde Tube Works) and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Alexanders name on the Menin Gate Memorial

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