Private William Richard Alexander

Army Number: 71070 (formerly 5391 1/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Battalion: 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at lived at Strumpshaw, near Lingwood, Norfolk. Son of Thomas and Ellen Alexander, of Lingwood, Norwich. He was a fisherman prior to enlisting at Norwich. He was killed in action, 24th November 1916, during a German artillery barrage, whilst on a working party to the north of Beaumont Hamel, France, during the Battle of the Somme.

Buried Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 6.

Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France.
Private Richard William Alexander grave
Photograph of headstone kindly supplied by Roger Frankish

Private William Richard Alexander is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
St. Peter’s Church War Memorial, Lingwood, Norfolk.
Lingwood War Memorial, Lingwood, Norfolk.