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Alexander Craig 12th Battalion RIR


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I have been searching for details of an Alexander Craig who I believe was a rifleman in the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

This Alexander Craig was born in Belfast in 1896.


On CWGC site I found details of this soldier Service No:614 born 1888 who is also well documented on this site:


Rifleman Alexander Craig 614

12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916


This is NOT the soldier I am researching.


I have now found another Alexander Craig from the same Battalion:

RIR 12th Battalion: Service No. 6108


Private Alexander Craig

Date of Birth: not yet known – Date of Death: not yet known

British Army, Royal Irish Rifles, Service #12/6108


I can't find this soldier on the CWGC site.

Is there any way I can confirm whether this is my Alexander Craig.

Any pointers most appreciated.


I've attached a photo of the man I am searching for, which is different to Rifleman Alexander Craig 614.


Valerie

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Hello Valerie.

Just to be clear, as you have searched for your Alexander Craig on the CWGC site you are sure he died during the war ?

CGM

As sure as I can be, the info is from the grandson of Alexander's sister Amelia.

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I've matched most of the Alexander Craigs on IWM with the CWGC records and they have different parents. The only one I can't find any corroboration for is Service #12/6108

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Valerie,

Just wanted to double check, sorry, it is easy to miss information, as I have done so many times myself.

The MIC for Alexander Craig 12/6108, shows that he was discharged and so would not appear on the CWGC website.

The MIC also shows he was awarded a Silver War Badge, I have looked at the results of a search for Alexander Craig (with variants on his first name) on FindMyPast and cannot find a record for him. Maybe one of the other Pals can find something.

Mark

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Thank you BFBSM and ulsterlad2. That would rule him out.


I found 2 more, any details on them?


Medal card of Craig, Alexander. Corps: Royal Irish Rifles. Regiment No: 23179. Rank: Private....

War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War. Cooke W E - Denham W. Medal card of Craig, Alexander. Corps Regiment No Rank Royal Irish Rifles 23179 Private. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 44665 Private.

Reference: WO 372/5/70835


Medal card of Craig, Alexander. Corps: Royal Irish Rifles. Regiment No: 19415. Rank: Private....

War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War. Cooke W E - Denham W. Medal card of Craig, Alexander. Corps Regiment No Rank Royal Irish Rifles 19415 Private. Royal Irish Regiment G/5764 Private. Royal Army Medical Corps 145410 Private.

Reference: WO 372/5/70834

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