Pte
Alexander Riach

Information about birth

Date of birth:
28/08/1885
Place of birth:
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Carpenter
Religion:
Not stated

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
460891
Enlistment date:
7/06/1915
Enlistment place:
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 8th Bn. (90th Rifles)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
05/07/1916
Place of death:
Mount Sorrel, Zillebeke, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
30

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 24-26-28-30.

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 ‘Place of death’

My story

"Killed in Action." While taking part in an attack on enemy positions at Mount Sorrel, he was hit by shrapnel from an enemy shell and instantly killed.

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