Pam's Family History

Alexander Sutherland 1916-1943

Alex SUTHERLAND was born in Cardiff on 1916, he was the son of Beatrice DEANS and Alexander SUTHERLAND and the great-grandson of Robert DEANS.

In 1939 Alex married Miriam E. ELLIOTT in Cardiff but the marriage was short lived as Miriam died in 1941. Alex soon remarried, this time in Blytheswood, Scotland to Thomasina Mchar LOGAN in 1941.

It is not known when Alex enlisted as a private in the Welch Regiment but he was posted out to North Africa with the regiment at the height of the North Africa Campaign and died there on March 4th 1943.  He is buried at El Alia Cemetery, Algeria. The Inscription on his gravestone reads "Smiling, Thoughtful, Loving and Kind. What a Beautiful Memory Left Behind."

Thomasina is listed on the CWGC notification as living in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.  In 1943 Thomasina Mchar Sutherland married a man named as Robert SUTHERLAND in Kilwinning.  I think this man is Alex's brother Robert.

 

 

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