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Lance Corporal Alexander (Sandy) Brown

5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders `C` Company
Service No: s / 10213

Alexander (Sandy) Brown grave





Personal details

Born / Resided

Larkhall / 43 Whifflet St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 09/04/1917 by an enemy shell at Arras


Bowhill, Fife


Miner in Rosehall Colliery



Buried / Remembered

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Son of William and Jessie Young Brown of 43 Whifflet St, Coatbridge. Alexander had 5 brothers also serving. Private William Brown of the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action at Loos on the 25/09/1915 (see index), Robert (RGA), Charles (RGA), Daniel (RFA) and Richard of the RAMC who was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for distinguished conduct on the battlefield while acting as a stretcher bearer (see photos).

Additional Information

Alexander was killed when an enemy shell burst among his platoon during an advance at Arras. See photos for more information of Alexander and this patriotic family. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Free Church Roll of Honour. Alexanders grave inscription reads " STILL TO MEMORIES DEAR "

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