Correctly named 464622 Cpl WJ Alexander 47-Can Inf
William John Carmichael Alexander was from Langside Glasgow, born 1889. When he attested for WW1 service, he had emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia and states his profession as an electrician.
He attested in January 1916 and embarked on the RMS Baltic in April 1916 and arrived in Liverpool 10/4/1916. He headed to France with the 47thBn on 1/8/1916. He was shot in the right temple on 11/11/1916.
An address given for his Mother is 184 Leddard Road, Langside Glasgow. His address in Canada is given as 452 Nineteenth Avenue, West Vancouver. He also saw service with the 62nd Bn and 1st Reserve Bn.
He died in 1959. He is entitled to a pair.
On a length of modern ribbon.