Private ALEXANDER WRIGHT (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames ALEXANDER
Surname WRIGHT (photo added)
Initials A
Place of Birth ALLOA, CLACKMANNANSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Sunday, 20 October 1918
Date of Death Sunday, 09 June 1940
Age 21
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown, UNKNOWN
Service Number 2985271
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron Unknown
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SAINT-VALERY-EN-CAUX FRANCO-BRITISH CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location A, 39.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALEXANDER AND AGNES WRIGHT OF ALLOA,CLACKMANNANSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

Additional Information

 

ALEXANDER WRIGHT was known as 'Donald' by the family, as he shared the same name as his father. He also followed his father's footsteps by joining the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.1

 

 

ALEXANDER 'Donald' WRIGHT,
taken just before he joined  the Army.

 

 

 

 

References
1. Information and photographs kindly provided by Mrs Ruth Hay, grand niece of Private ALEXANDER WRIGHT.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Mrs Ruth Hay, grand niece of Private ALEXANDER WRIGHT.
Additional photographs provided by: Mrs Ruth Hay, grand niece of Private ALEXANDER WRIGHT.
Additional information provided by: Mrs Ruth Hay, grand niece of Private ALEXANDER WRIGHT.

 

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What other people have said

Normandie, France

Nathalie Varniere

Thank you for your sacrifice, Sir.

On Thursday, April 5, 2018