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  1. Alexander Beveridge No 1191 1/6th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, born 3rd Feb 1892 Eastwood Renfrewshire to parents George and Elizabeth one of six children living at 24 Bengal st Pollokshaws Glasgow. At the age of 17 yrs old he enlisted on the 22 March 1909 in the Princess Louises 1/6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Pollokshaws he was a printer by trade. From 1909 to 1913 he did Annual Training and Drills, he was Embodied in to the Regular Army in 1914 and given a new No 250430. In May 1914 the 1/6th Battalion was part of the 152nd Brigade in the 51st ( Highland ) Division, and in Sept were moved and stationed at Bedford doing Coastal Defence work. In April 1915 the Division crossed the channel between 30 Apr and 3 May to France and by the 6 May had concentrated at Lillers, Busnes and Robecq. It was later hurried to the defence of Ypres. And later moved again South to an area North of the river Somme and relieved a French Division near Hamel. Alexander was employed as H Company Cook and on 1st Dec 1915 he was admitted to hospital suffering with Myalgia = ( Repetitive Strain Injury ), he rejoined his Battalion on the 13 Feb 1916. On the 26 June 1916 the 1/6th Battalion was transferred to the Divisional Engineers and Pioneers in 5th Division and became a Pioneer Battalion. Alexander was wounded on the 26 Sept 1916 with a G.S.W. ( Gun Shot Wound ) to his right thigh and arm and admitted to Hospital and later sent by ship to the Kitchener Hospital in Brighton on the 13 Oct 1916 and granted a Furlough from 1 Nov to 10 Nov 1916, after he had recovered from his injures he Joined the 1/5th Battalion in Egypt on the 11 Aug 1917. He saw action in the following battles the First, Second, and third battles of Gaza. In the Spring of 1918 the 52 Lowland Division was moved to France to help stem the mighty German Offensive. In June the 1/5th Battalion left the 52 Division to join the 103 Brigade of the 34th Division which concentrated at Senlis, and came under orders from General Petain, he was in command of the 30th Corps of the French 10th Army on the Marne Front, during the Battles of the Soisonnais and Ourcq 20 July to 2 Aug 1918. Alexander was wounded on the 29 July with a gun shot wound to his right hand,on the 2 Aug he was sent back to the UK on the Hospital ship Warilda sailing from Le Harve to Southampton. On the 3 Aug 1918 the Warilda was sunk by UC49 in the English Channel and 123 persons died with Alexander being one of them he is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial Southampton, and on the Pollokshaws Burgh Hall Memorial Cross.
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