Name: Alexander MCKEE
Birth: 10 OCT 1895 in Gosford Demesne, Markethill, Co. Armagh 1 2 3
Baptism: 19 OCT 1895 Gosford Demesne, Markethill, Co. Armagh 3
Census: 1901 Rich Hill Town, Co. Armagh, Ireland 4
Note: A5, Church of Ireland, scholar
Census: 1911 Rich Hill Town, Co. Armagh, Ireland 2
Note: A15, Church of Ireland, read & write, single
Death: 21 NOV 1915 in Somme, France 1
In Memory of Alexander McKee, Sapper 64380, 150 Company, Royal Engineers, who died on Sunday 21 November 1915. Age 20.
Burial: Sucrerie Military Cemetary 1
Son of John McKee, of Richhill, County Armagh
Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Grave Reference: III. E. 11.
Colincamps is a village about 16 kilometres north of Albert. Sucrerie Military Cemetary is about 3 kilometres south-east of the village on the north side of the road from Mailly-Maillet to Puisieux.
In the perpetual care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
III. E. 11. Sucrerie Military Cemetary, Colincamps
Occupation: Cabinet maker 1911 2
Son of John McKee, of Richhill, Co. Armagh.
Sapper 64380, 150th Coy., Royal Engineers
Change Date: 12 MAR 2013
Sucrerie Military Cemetary, Colincamps, Somme ref. III.E.11
150th Field Company, The Royal Engineers served with 36th (Ulster) Division. The Ulster Division was formed from the Ulster Volunteer Force in August and September 1914, a process complicated by the tension surrounding the issue of Home rule . In July 1915 they moved to Seaford, Sussex in England. They proceeded to France in the first week of October, minus the Divisional Artillery, which followed in November. The 36th (Ulster) Division concentrated near Flesselles, north of Arras, wi th training and familiarisation, including periods in the trenches with 4th Division in the front line north of the River Ancre near Albert. On the 21st of October they moved to the area around Abbeville, for winter training. Between the 5th of No vember 1915 and 3 February 1916, 12th Brigade from 4th Division were attached to 36th (Ulster) Division, providing instruction. The 36th Ulster Division took over the front line in Spring. In 1916 they Division suffered heavily on the first da y of the Battle of the Somme where they attacked at Thiepval.
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Father: John MCKEE b: C1861 in Co Armagh, Ireland
Mother: Mary MCSTAY b: C1861 in Mullaglass, Co. Armagh, Ireland
- Author: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Author: 1911 Census Ireland
Abbrev: 1911 Census Ireland
- Author: Armagh Ancestry
Title: Birth Record
Abbrev: Birth Record
- Title: 1901 Census Ireland
Abbrev: 1901 Census Ireland