Ross Alexander Pte 4455884

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Personnel Entry

Pte A Ross' CWGC headstone.
Pte A Ross' CWGC headstone.

Name Ross Alexander
Army number 4455884
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 1914/15.
Age 25
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. Reported missing - see newspaper article below. Now known to have been KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Category "B", Authority:- L. Casualty.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40.
Home address Son of Mrs E M Ross, Low Team, Gateshead. Lived at 13 Upton Street, Gateshead. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row F, Grave 8, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS

A local newspaper article relating to Private Ross is set out below:-

Local newspaper article - exact date not yet known