Sergeant Alexander MacNab

Sergeant Alexander MacNab, ” G ” Coy., 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 15th September 1916, aged 22, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of James and Ann MacNab of Station House, Beal and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He fell in the attack on the German positions at ” Sunken Trench ” which in the face of very strong opposition was only partially successful and heavy casualties were incurred. 3 Officers and 114 Other Ranks were killed and 7 Officers and 219 Other Ranks were wounded.

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