Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Hugh McLachlan

In memory of:

Private Alexander Hugh McLachlan

August 4, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

427173

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 8, 1888
Argyle, Scotland

Husband of Ellen McLachlan, of Islington, London.

Commemorated on Page 128 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. G. 10.

Location:

LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY is located 4 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, connecting Ieper to Komen (N366). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. About 2.7 Km along the Komenseweg lies the left hand turning onto the cemetery, which is located 400 metres along a rough single tracked road to an ungated railway crossing, immediately adjacent to the site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Alexander Hugh McLachlan– ALEXANDER HUGH McLACHLAN enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 46th Battalion, at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on 8th May 1915. His regimental number was 427173.

In October 1915, the 46th Bn. sailed for England, aboard the SS Lapland, and arrived on 2nd November 1915. They camped in the Aldershot area at Bramshott Camp, near the town of Haslemere, Hampshire (about 20 miles south-west of London. 

On 16th June 1916, Alexander was transferred on overseas duty to France, and was posted to the 16th Battalion Canadian Scottish. He landed in France on 17th June, and reached the unit on the Ypres Salient (Southern Belgium) on 20th June. He joined the 10th Platoon, Number 3 Company.<P.

Alex was killed in action on 4th August 1916. He was buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, 4 Km south east of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium.
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