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Lieut. Alexander James Begg MC

 
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jrah60



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Lieut. Alexander James Begg MC Reply with quote

The memorial is housed in Paisley Abbey.



IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Alexander James Begg M.C.
Lieutenant 17th Highland Light Infantry
Born 17th February 1896
Died at Abbeville Base Hospital on
10th July of wounds received in action
In the battle of the Somme 1st July 1916

LOVING ALL, BY ALL BELOVED
HE DIED AS HE HAD LIVED
WITHOUT GEAR AND WITHOUT REPROACH

BEGG, ALEXANDER JAMES
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 10/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: V. B. 10.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Greenlees Begg, of "Westlands," Paisley, Renfrewshire.

He is also commemorated on the Abbey Close Church WW1 Memorial.

John
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From London Gazette 30/5/1916 p.5407

Temp. Lt. Alexander James Begg. 17th Bn.,
High. L.I.
For conspicuous gallantry. He organised
and led a successful raid on the enemy's
trenches, and, though wounded, continued to
exhibit great dash and courage.
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