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VC529   Ernest Wright Alexander

BORN   2 October 1870

DIED   25 August 1934  AGE   63

VC Won   24 August  1914   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Elouges, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Ernest Wright Alexander  No.  

VC Issue No.   529   Awards   VC     CB   CMG

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 119th Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Woolton Heyes, Woolton, South Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Kingsbridge Hospital, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England

Cremated   Putney Vale Crematorium, Kingston Road, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section B, Grave 149, family grave

Gazetted   18 February 1915

VC Presented   12 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England

P  Named on memorial in Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

Name on Victoria Cross Memorial, Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool

P  Alexander Way, Putney Vale Cemetery, London

P  Name on Victoria Cross Memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Sunburst Gates, Prices Park, Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

Ernest Alexander retired from the army in 1920 with the rank of Major-General

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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