Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Alexander

In memory of:

Sapper Robert Alexander

April 21, 1918

Aire, Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

636787

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Railway Troops

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 9, 1885
Elzaver Township, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 7, 1916
Madoc, Ontario

Son of John and Hannah Alexander of Queensborough, Ontario. Brother of Isaac Alexander of Queensborough, Ontario and Private John James Alexander, 21st Battalion, killed in action 9 May 1917.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 28.

Location:

Aire is an old fortified town on the north-eastern boundary of the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. It lies in the valley of the Lys, on the road, and the canal, between St. Omer and Bethune. It is about 14 kilometres south-south-east of St. Omer. The AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY is 0.75 kilometres north of the town, on the road to St. Omer and the 4 British plots are on the east side. The entrance from the Communal Cemetery is by a porch on the west side. A paved walk leads between the British graves to the War Stone, which is on the east side, backed by a brick and stone screen with semicircular stone niches at either end. The Cross stands at the entrance and at the south end is a French Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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