Neish, Alexander

Alexander Neish(Neill)

Artillery

Royal Garrison Artillery
He is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 22.

The family home was Elderslie Cottage, 135, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh The son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Neish of Huntly.
Siblings: Alexander had one sister, Jessie. 
Alexander Neish was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire and later came to Helensburgh to live with his sister. He was employed by J.B. Watson & Co., Gents Outfitters, Union Street, Glasgow as a hosiery salesman before enlisting.
In 1911, he married Lizzie Laird Beattie from Huntly, and went to live at Danes Drive, Scotstoun.
Alexander died, killed in action at the age of 31 years leaving a wife and two children. His remains were not recovered.
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