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Name Alexander  Seaton Borrie
Date/Place of Birth 2 Aug 1898 / 95 Great Titchfield St, Marylebone, Middx
Parents' Names William Borrie; Sarah Kate (nee Seaton)
Father's Occupation/Location Silversmith's Polisher; Thavies Inn
Father's Death/Incapacity Accidental
Admitted to AO 5 Jan 1906 (Aged 7)
Admission No 5812
Left OWS&AO 17 Oct 1912 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; 46973
Battalion/Regiment 161st Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed/Death 25 Nov 1917 (Aged 19)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Israel, Ramleh War Cemetery
Memorial Reference L.40
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
Alexander Seaton was born to William and Sarah Borrie on 2 August 1898 in London. He was admitted to the Junior Department of the Orphan Working School and Alexandra Orphanage in 1906, aged 7, to join his elder brother, William, who had been admitted four years earlier. Alexander left the School in October 1912 when he was fourteen. He joined 161st Company of the Infantry Branch of the Machine Gun Corps, which had been despatched to fight in Egypt in March 1916. Private Borrie was killed in action on 25 November 1917, when he was just 19 years old. He is buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel. The cemetery contains 3,300 graves of Commonwealth casualties of the War. At the time of Alexanderís death his mother was living at 42 Albany Street, Regentís Park, London.
   
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