Alexander Macdougall Hunter, 54 Lower Barvas

Last address in Lewis: 54 Lower Barvas (Barvas Inn)
Son of Robert Hunter, Barvas
Service unit: 5th Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Service number: 13746
Date of death: 24 May 1915 at the age of 25
Killed in action in France
Mentioned on family gravestone in Sandwick Cemetery, Lewis
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Date of birth: 10 January 1890
Place of birth: Barvas
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Complexion: Ruddy
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light brown
Religion: Church of England
Trade / occupation: Farmer
Volunteered at Valcartier on 17 September 1914

Alexander appears in the 1901 census, aged 11, at the Barvas Temperance Hotel, Lower Barvas, with his parents Robert (45) and Catharine (37) as well as his siblings John (14), Robert (13) and Catharine (5).  Also present are Robert's mother-in-law Ann Mitchell (69), who originates from Cowal in Argyll; his sister-in-law Jessie Mitchell (25); Maggie Mcdonald (17), a general servant, who came from the village of Barvas; and Robert Gillies (37), a schoolmaster who originates from Harthill, Lanarkshire. He is a boarder at the hotel.

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