1914-15 Star, (2. Lieut. H. E. Alexander. E. York. R.). Lieut. H. E. Alexander, East Yorkshire Regiment/R.N.V.R.


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Wounded twice “severely “. hospitalised twice and shell-shocked. He was wounded by a bomb explosion at Fricourt on 20th June 1916, while serving with the 7th Batt East York`s Regt. The explosion killed the two men he was talking to at the time and severely wounded him spending 3 months recuperating. He returned to the front and continued to fight, until after spending 6 days in the open under constant shelling he was sent from the front suffering from severe shellshock. Being keen to get back into the war he gained a commission into the R.N.V.R. from which he was discharged due to physical unfitness on 8th Feb 1920. In total he was out of action for over 9 months due to his wounds. Lieutenant Alexander was born in Herne Hill South East London on 25th August 1891. He is listed as an artist. The London Gazette 15th July 1980, states deceased. Alexander Hubert Erasmus 31a Buckland Crescent, London. NW3. Literary Editor (Retired). 9th April 1980. His sister Ruth was a renowned writer of novels.