His wife Jane Muir was from Dumfries.
The sons were born in Dunure in the parish of Maybole.
William was the first to fall on the 19th March 1917 aged 25.
William was a private in the Gordon Highlanders.
He sent this photo to his cousin Miss Mary Alexander, 9 Union Avenue, Newton on Ayr, Scotland dated 20th June 1915.
This is the photo you wanted and I hope you are satisfied now. If you call me a nigger it wont matter
Best love to all from Bill
Which one is Bill is unknown. Not the sergeant.
|From Gayle Lee in Australia.|
Dalblair Cottage, Lugar
William Alexander 43 gamekeeper
Jane Alexander 47
Maryaret C Alexander 14
John M Alexander 11
William M C Alexander 9 b Maybole
This appears to be Robert in the
Robert Alexander 16 gamekeeper b Maybole
The older brother Robert was a company quartermaster sergeant in the ASC, and was mentioned in despatches.
His army service record survives. He enlisted in January 1915 in Blairgowrie. He was a gamekeeper in Drylack, Alyth. His mother was his next of kin. He was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette on 14 Jun 1918 (a month after his death.) He died in Egypt on the 13th May 1918 from dysentery and is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery.
|D & G Standard 25 May 1918|
Robert's entry on the CWGC
The family on Cumnock Connections tree