697054 Pte Alexander Falconer, 31st Bn CEF (Alberta Regt).

Alex was born in Forrest, Ontario on 1 June 1885

Alex was a farmer. He enlisted into the army on 12 September 1916 before being sent to the 31st Bn serving in France. Alexander was killed in the front lines in the vicinity of Cité St.Laurent during the night of the 28/29 July 1917 after being gassed during a surprise German gas bombardment (delivered by trench-mortar). He is now buried in Noeux les Mines Communal Cemetery (grave ref: II G 5).

28 July 1917

 

Research by David O'Mara