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3586   Private Alexander McDonald
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 18/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1895
Died: 03/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Alexander McDonald was the son of William and Lizzie McDonald. He was born 29th July 1895 in Kilrea. The family lived in Coleraine Street. Alexander’s father appears to have died on in Kilrea on 22nd November 1901, aged 45. Private Alexander McDonald was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action at France & Flanders on Sunday 3rd September 1916. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 3A
CWGC Casualty 802446
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 32
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McDonald family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 7 living with the family at house 15 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McDonald family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 15 boarding at house 55 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Alexander McDonald can be purchased here
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