ALEXANDER, John Moir

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X4237
Died : 
Wednesday, August 19, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Marine John Moir Alexander 40 Commando
Marine John Alexander died during operations at Dieppe. He has no known grave.
 
Extract from the Dundee Courier
"Royal Marine Commando J. M. Alexander, 58 Mains Road, Dundee, has been reported missing whilst on combined operation.  Aged 21, he joined up three years ago. His brother William is in the Royal Navy." 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Dundee Courier - Tuesday 15 September 1942 (British Newspaper Archive).
[Image] Dundee Courier © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd / The British Library Board.
 
Notes
We have an Image of a Signals Intelligence Unit [view] formed for the raid at Dieppe which operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando.  On that image Mne Alexander is named as a member of the unit. The unit was 10 Platoon 'X' Company [more...] under the command of Lieutenant H.O. Huntington-Whiteley [more...], their role to acquire signals intelligence documents from German Naval HQ at Dieppe. 
 

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