1915 Star. Alexander. Newton on Ayr. MM recipient. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. 170th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.

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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.

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