Labour Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
Alexander Beattie was the son of Henry and Eliza Beattie. He was born in Ballydawley on 20th May 1886. He was one of eight children, seven surviving. They were a farming family. Alexander was employed in Messrs Elliott & Sons for a time. Around 1908, Alexander emigrated to the America. Prior to enlisting, Alexander was employed as a grocer in Philadelphia. He enlisted in Philadelphia in March 1918. It seems that because of varicose veins, he never got to the front. After demobilisation in February 1919, Alexander Beattie returned to Philadelphia.