2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Alexander Reid was the only son of George and Elizabeth Reid. He was born on 14th February 1878 in Dungannon. Alex Reid worked for twenty years as a clerk in the service of the Great Northern Railway Company, having been employed at Derry and other places. Alexander enlisted in Londonderry. Corporal Alexander Reid was serving with the 2nd Battalion of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 29th September 1918 by a German sniper while attending to his officer’s wounds.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.