Mitchell, Alexander John


War Service:
Second Corporal 65244 ALEXANDER JOHN MITCHELL of 105 Field Company, Royal Engineers was killed in action on 20 July 1917, aged 34. Second corporal was a rank only found in the Royal Engineers and Army Service Corps. A second corporal wore a single stripe like a lance corporal but unlike the latter his was a full non-commissioned rank and not just an appointment. The rank was abolished in 1920.

He is buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery near Ypres,

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial of the Sydenham, Forest Hill & District Tradesmen’s Benefit Society.

He was the husband of Florence Emma Mitchell, of 32, Lutwyche Rd., Catford.


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