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30/12/2015 Far and oft my thoughts do wander
30/12/2015 Alexander enlisted in Londonderry.
30/12/2015 Corporal Alexander Reid was 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.
30/12/2015 The CWGC records Alexander as the son of George and Elizabeth Reid, of Annaginney, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 24 October 1918:
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30/12/2015 Corporal Alex Reid, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was killed in action on 29th September 1918 by a German sniper while attending to his officer's wounds, was the only son of the late Mr George Reid of Annaginney, Carland, and brother of Miss Reid, and Mrs Caldwell, of Tullylake, Donaghmore, and a nephew of Mr Gerard Steward, of Creevagh, Carland. The deceased had been for over 20 years a clerk in the service of the Great Northern Railway Company, having been employed at Derry and other places. His officer writes to his relatives stating that the deceased had been a good soldier and was beloved by all his comrades. The chaplain of his regiment also writes paying tribute to the attention which the deceased paid to his religious duties.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Alexander Reid was the brother of Miss Reid, and Mrs Caldwell, of Tullylake, Donaghmore.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 25 September 1919:
30/12/2015 Alexander Reid was the son of George and Elizabeth Reid. He was born in Dungannon about 1878.
30/12/2015 REID In loving memory of my dear brother, 19072 Corporal Alexander Reid, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action at Ypres on 29th September 1918.
30/12/2015 To a grave far, far away,
30/12/2015 Where they laid my dearest brother,
30/12/2015 Just one year ago today.
30/12/2015 He will never be forgotten,
30/12/2015 Never will his memory fade
30/12/2015 My sweetest thoughts will ever linger.
30/12/2015 Out in France, where he is laid.
30/12/2015 Ever remembered by his loving sister Annie Caldwell, Tullynure, Donaghmore.
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30/12/2015 Corporal Alexander Reid has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.
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