4000 Pte.Alexander Malhanch 1st Border Regiment
Alexander Malhanch was born in Mossley Cross, Lancashire.
A baker by occupation, he attested for the Border Regiment at Liverpool on 12th May 1893.
With them he served in Malta, November 1897-September 1899, and South Africa, September 1899-June 1901.
Malhanch was wounded in the thigh at Spion Kop on January 20th 1900.
After a period at home during which time he was passed for service as Mounted Infantry.
He was posted to Gibraltar, August 1906-October 1907.
Malhanch was discharged from the Army on 16 October 1907
He served in the Great War with the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.)
Alexander was killed in action on 16th September 1916 at France and Flanders R.I.P.
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."