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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Pte 29720 Alexander Scott Alleyne

  • Age: 29
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Tuesday 11th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Pte 29720 Alexander Scott ALLEYNE, 19th Battalion KLR. Alexander Alleyne was born in Liverpool in 1887 and the CWGC records show that he was the son of “late Captain Richard Alleyne and Mary”. His service record is not available. However in 1891, Alexander S. Alleyne is living at 46 Canning Street, Liverpool, with his mother, Mary probably nee Moffatt, aged 38 and born in Scotland; her five children - Mary K. 12 years, Mabel M. 10 yrs, Jessie Geddis Alleyne 6 yrs and Harold 1 year. Mary is shown as married. In 1877, Mary Moffatt married Richard Edward Alleyne at West Derby. In 1871, Richard Edward Alleyne born 1847 and his father of the same name born 1816 are shown as being 1st Mate and Master Mariner respectively. It is possible that the younger of the two is the father of Alexander and was away at sea when the 1891 Census was taken and that “Captain Richard Alleyne” is in fact a ship’s captain rather than military. In 1901 an Alexander Alleyne, born about 1888 in Liverpool, is shown as being an inmate at Liverpool Farm School, Newton in Makerfield which subsequently (1950) became Red Bank Approved School.

On 15.04.1903, Alexander Alleyne, aged 15 years 9 months, ie born about 1888, enlisted as a boy soldier and musician 6904 in the South Lancashire Regiment, his father being Richard Edward Alleyne of 23 Harrowby Street, Liverpool and also having a brother named Harold (see earlier). Alexander was discharged on 21.10.1904, his services no longer being required. He appears to have re-enlisted on 12.02.1906 aged 18 years 9 months for 9 years but his record shows numerous convictions for drunkenness and ample evidence of a debauched life while serving in Mauritius and India. On 10.10.1914, he was discharged for misconduct on active service, forfeiting all medals. It is totally unclear whether this is the same Alexander Alleyne. Is it possible that he was allowed to reenlist following the outbreak of war? If he was the son of Mary Alleyne (above) she died in 1893 and the family seemed to split up.

Pte 29720 Alleyne was killed in action on 11th July 1916 aged 29 years and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. 

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