WATSON, Alexander Grant

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
9 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3311891
Died : 
Monday, October 20, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
21
Alexander Watson 9 Commando
Private Alexander Watson from Glasgow died in Dumfries Royal Infirmary as a result of a collision with a lorry whilst riding a pedal cycle on the Kirkcudbright - Gatehouse Road near Kirkchrist Farm, Kirkcudbright. The following day a Court of inquiry was held at the Drill Hall Kirkcudbright to enquire into the circumstances under which he met this death. He was buried on the 23rd October 1941, the burial party comprising 1 full rank NCO and 6 men from 5 troop who acted as Bearers. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/33.
No 9 Cdo War Diary 20-23 Oct 1941 / National Archives file WO218/27.
Report in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard & Advertiser published 25 October 1941.
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