Alexander's Story.Birkenhead News 19th February 1916
AFTER 15 MONTHS.
Birkenhead Soldier’s Death Presumed.
Mrs. Ross, of 3, Chapel Place, Birkenhead, has just received definite news of the death of her son, Private Alexander Ross, of the 1st Cheshire Regiment. He went to France in August, 1914, and has been reported missing since November 19, 1914. Grave doubts naturally arose as to the welfare of the young man, which were confirmed in a letter Mrs. Ross has received from the Record Office.
The letter says: “The Army Council have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that his death took place on November 19th, 1914 (or since).”
Private Ross had fought in the battle of Mons and the Aisne. He used to attend St. Mary’s School, and will doubtless be known by many, as later he was employed at Clover’s previous to being called up to the Reserve.