Sergeant John William Alexandre
16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Only son of Captain Alexandre of Prospect House, St
Brelades Bay, Jersey.
Husband of Annie Alexandre of London.
Killed in action at the Battle of Ypres, aged 40 years.
Commemorated on St Brelades Parish Memorial
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Friday 23 February 1917
Roll of Honour. It is with regret we chronicle
the death which has taken place in action somewhere
in France of another loyal Jerseyman, Sergeant John
(Jack) William Alexandre of the Machine Gun Section
16th Middlesex Regiment. The deceased Sergeant was a
son of Captain J W Alexandre of Prospect House, St Brelades
and was educated at Dulwich College. At the outbreak
of hostilities he promptly answered the call and joined
the Public Schools Battalion, being later transferred
to the Machine Gun Section of the Middlesex Regiment.
A sad feature of the death is that the deceased was
about to return home to take up a commission he had
justly earned. The late Sergeant Alexandre leaves a
widow and three children and to these and the other
relatives we tender our heartfelt sympathy.
ITEM IN Jersey Evening Post of Friday 30 March 1917
Flags were half-masted today at the Chamber
of Commerce and the United Club as a mark of respect
for the late Captain J Alexandre of St Brelades.