Correctly named 685 Gnr A Cheyne RA
Alexander was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan USA in February 1893 to James and Mary. His siblings all seem to be born in different countries. His father was Scottish and at some point, pre WWI they returned to Scotland.
He enlisted into the Royal Artillery with the low service number 685. He was later given the service number 650862. An address found for him is South Culsh, New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
He served in France from 13/8/1917 until 25/6/1919.
After his release from service, he enlisted into the Royal Artillery Territorial Army in 1920. He served from June 1920 until June 1930.
In August 1939, we find him working as a warehouseman and re-enlists into the Royal Artillery but is discharged at his own request in April 1940. We also note his wife as Jemima Cheyne. Royal Artillery attestations show his service number to be 1660376.
We find multiple Alexander Cheyne’s living in Aberdeen, 3 of which died in 1956, 57 & 58 consecutively.
The medals come with original very long silk ribbons.