Correctly named 6160 Pte H Alexander A&S Highlanders
Hugh hailed from Newton on Ayr and served with the 2nd & 10th Bns A&S Highlanders and also had the service number with the Royal Engineers 112275 and here he served with F Special Company (Gas) His number puts him firmly in the block for the 170th-178th Tunnelling Companies.
He served in France from 12/5/1915 entitling him to a 15 Star Trio.
He rose to the rank of SGT in the Royal Engineers.
His MM is gazetted 18/10/1918. This would be when he was with the Royal Engineers.
On modern ribbon.