Sergeant Alexander McAllan

Sergeant Alexander Kerr McAllan, 4th ( Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in an accident in Germany, aged 24, on the 7th January 1945. He had been born in Selkirk in 1920 and was the son of John and Janet McAllan of 10 Milnshot Park, Selkirk. He had worked as a stonemason before the War and had been a member of the Territorial 4th K.O.S.B. On the 7th January some K.O.S.BSs were assisting the Royal Engineers to lay an anti-tank minefield at Tripsrath. Out of the 2,500 mines 2,350 blew up killing 17 Borderers and Engineers . He is buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, Netherlands. where his headstone is inscribed ” Always Smiling Thoughtful And Kind A Beautiful Memory Left Behind “.

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