Alexander, John William

BORN YORK 18/08/1880. SON OF JAMES ALEXANDER AND ELLEN CARTWRIGHT, THIS ADDRESS. ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN. WORKED AS A REGISTERED SEAMAN AND GENERAL LABOURER. MARRIED AT ST AUGUSTINE’S, HULL, IN 1914. WIFE ELSIE MAY RUDDIFORTH AND DAUGHTER KATHLEEN BORN IN 1915. ENLISTED HULL. SERVED AS A GUNNER IN THE ROYAL SIEGE ARTILLERY, 90TH SIEGE BATTERY. HE DIED OF WOUNDS AT POPERINGE, ON 24/01/1918, AGED 37. HE IS BURIED AT DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM
HIS NAME IS LISTED ON CLIFTON SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM 30/1/18. HE LEFT A WIDOW AND YOUNG CHILD.
NB: HIS BROTHER HENRY ALEXANDER, SERVED WITH THE RNR AND LIVED AT 52 WRIGHT STREET


First name:
JOHN WILLIAM
Military Number:
290041
Rank:
Gunner
Date Died
24/01/1918
Place died:
Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
37
5 SPYVEE GROVE, CLIFTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK