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19072   Corporal Alexander Reid
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/02/1878
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 830443
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Alexander Reid Lists Alexander as age 22 living at house 9 in Finelly, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Alex Reid Lists Alex as age 32 living as a boarder at house 1 in Foyle Road, Londonderry Urban, Londonderry
3 Great Northern Railway Listed on Memorial
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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