Mckimmie, Alexander


War Service:
Lieutenant ALEXANDER MCKIMMIE, Royal Flying Corps, died in a flying accident on 23 May 1917 while serving with 6 Squadron. At this time the squadron was flying RE8s from an airfield at Abeele, near St. Omer. Before transferring to the RFC he had served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). On 23 May an RE8 piloted by Lieutenant Charles Brodie with Alexander Mckimmie as observer took off from Abeele and was involved in a collision over Ypres with another 6 Squadron aircraft containing Captain Walter Clark and his observer.

All four airmen are buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinge.

Location of Memorial:
Alexander Mckimmie is remembered on the memorials at Addey and Stanhope School, Deptford, Goldsmith's College. He was also remembered which formerly stood in Monson Road,New Cross.

He was 23. He was the son of George and Jane McKimmie, of 42, Undercliff Rd., Lewisham. He attended Goldsmith's College between 1911 and 1913.


Contributed By: Mick Huggett

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