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Alexander SUTHERLAND

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Surname: SUTHERLAND

Forename(s): Alexander

Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire

Service No: M1/08675

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 1st Army Troops M.T. Coy

Division: ---

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1918-12-10

Awards: M.S.M.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: D. 'U.' 129.

CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Alexander Sutherland was the son of John and Margaret Sutherland, née Wilson. John, was born at Latheron, Caithness and Margaret at Steeton, Yorkshire. Alexander was the cousin of Private George Wilson (266366) (q.v.) and Gunner John William Wilson (83664) (q.v.).

1891 Burnsall, Yorkshire Census: Police Station, Bland Place, Burnsall Road - Alexander Sutherland, aged 8 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire, son of John and Margaret Sutherland.

1901 York, Yorkshire Census: 13, Clayton Street - Alex Sutherland, aged 17 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [Alex was lodging with Annie Dawson, widow.]

1911 Birkenshaw, Yorkshire Census: 9, Southfield Terrace - Alexander Sutherland, aged 27 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire. [Alexander was boarding with and was chauffeur to Mrs. Rosetta Mallpress, widow. The Mallpress family had once lived in Skipton. Mrs. Mallpress lost two of her sons in the war - Sergeant Robert Francis Mallpress (7864) (q.v.) and Private Victor Kenneth Mallpress (2876) (q.v.).]

Alexander was married to Edith Lambert in 1913.

The British Army Service Record for Alexander Sutherland exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl A. Sutherland, M1/08675, Army Service Corps. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 13 December 1914.

Alexander is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

SUTHERLAND, Sgt. Alexander, aged 35, A.S.C., son of Mrs. Sutherland, Brougham Street, Skipton, died from shell shock, Paisley, Dec. 17, 1918.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Service Corps

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Surname: SUTHERLAND

Forename(s): Alexander

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: M1/08675

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Unit: 1st Army Troops M.T. Coy.

Age: 35

Awards: M S M

Died Date: 10/12/1918

Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Sutherland; husband of Edith Sutherland, of 37, Athol Rd., Manningham, Bradford. Born at Skipton.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

SUTHERLAND Alexander of 37 Athol-road Manningham Bradford a corporal in the Army Service Corps died 10 December 1918 at Dykebar Hospital Paisley Renfrew North Britain Administration Wakefield 18 December to Edith Sutherland widow. Effects £147 10s. 10d.

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Marriage Register of Heaton, St Barnabas, Yorkshire

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Entry for the marriage of Alexander Sutherland to Edith Lambert, 20 September 1913

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

CWGC private memorial

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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05 July 1918

SKIPTON SOLDIER HONOURED

Private Alexander Sutherland, son of Mrs. Sutherland, 4, Brougham Street, Skipton, has been awarded the Meritorious Conduct medal and promoted to the rank of sergeant for devotion to duty during the last German offensive. Prior to enlisting in September, 1914, he was employed by Messrs. Baxter and Wroe, motor engineers, Skipton.

13 December 1918

SUTHERLAND – December 10th, 1918, at Dykebar Hospital, Paisley, Sergeant Alexander Sutherland, A.S.C., son of Mrs. Sutherland, Brougham Street, Skipton, aged 35 years.

13 December 1918

SKIPTON SERGEANT A VICTIM OF SHELL SHOCK

The death took place on Tuesday from shell shock, at Dykebar Hospital, Paisley, of Sergeant Alexander Sutherland, A.S.C., son of Mrs. Sutherland, Brougham Street, Skipton. Deceased was 35 years of age, and was formerly employed as a motor engineer in Bradford. Enlisting in September 1914, he was quickly sent out to France, where he had been engaged on the headquarters’ staff of the A.S.C.

12 December 1919

SUTHERLAND – In loving memory of Sgt. A. Sutherland, Meritorious Service Medal, of the R.A.S.C., who died on December 10th, 1918, at Dyke Bar Military Hospital after serving in France throughout the war.

Sweet are the memories that never fade
Of one we loved, but could not save.

From his loving Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

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05 July 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Distinction for Skipton Soldier

Pte. Alexandra Sutherland, son of Mrs. Sutherland, of 4, Brougham Street, Skipton, has been awarded the Meritorious Conduct Medal, and promoted to the rank of sergeant for devotion to duty during the recent German offensive. Prior to joining the forces in September, 1914, he was employed by Messrs. Baxter and Wroe, motor engineers, Newmarket Street, Skipton.

13 December 1918

SUTHERLAND – Dec. 10, at Dykebar Military Hospital, Paisley, Scotland, aged 35, Alexander Sutherland, of Skipton.

20 December 1918

SUTHERLAND – Sergt. Alexander Sutherland, A.S.C., son of Mrs. Sutherland, Brougham Street, Skipton, died Dec. 10th, at Dykebar Hospital, Paisley, from shell shock, aged 35.

20 December 1918

Skipton Sergeant Dies from Shell Shock

Sergt. Alexander Sutherland, Army Service Corps, son of Mrs. Sutherland, Brougham Street, Skipton, died at the Dykebar Hospital, Paisley, on Tuesday, from shell shock. Sergt. Sutherland, who was 35 years of age, enlisted in September, 1914, and went out to France soon after joining up, where he had been engaged on the headquarters staff of the A.S.C. He was formerly employed as a motor engineer in Bradford.

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