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Name Alexander Patrick
Nick Name  
Last Known Address The Avenue, Seaham, Co Durham.
Family Circumstances Single with six Brothers and two sisters.

Unit of Service Royal Army Ordinance Corp.
Number and Rank 23735670. Private.
Date & Place of Death 1st October 1960. Dusseldorf, Germany.  Aged 21.
Grave Location
(if known)

Rheindahlen Military Cemetary. Germany.

Where Commemorated
(if known)
 

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

Alexander served in BAOR after joining the Army in 1959.

 

Other general information. online links, images etc.

Prior to joining the Army Alexander worked with his brothers and father in the mines. He joined the army in 1959.

He died during a night out in Dusseldorf when a car hit him when he was returning to his barracks.

 

Below: Alexander in Uniform.

 

Below: Alexander's Birth Records

 

 

Below: The War Departments letter of Alexanders death.

 

Below: The Death Certificate.

 

The original grave cross.

 

 

RHEINDAHLEN MILITARY CEMETERY

Casualty Record Detail1

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

 

Location Information

Coming from the North: A 61:
Keep to the right at junction 9, direction Roermond A 52; Follow the A 52 for about 2.5 km.
Take exit 6, direction Dülken.
Turn right to the L 39, Hardter Landstraße.
Follow this road for 5 km.
Turn right, just behind a restaurant, to the Koch.
Follow that minor road for 1.6 km.
Turn right to the Peel (dangerous 90° turn). Follow this road for 300 m and turn right to stay on the Peel going over onto the Antrim Drive.
After 500 m turn left into the Eichhofweg.
The cemetery is located 350 m further on the left.

Coming from the East or the West: A 52:
Take exit 6, direction Dülken.
Turn right (coming from East), left (coming from West) to the L 39, Hardter Landstraße.
Follow this road for 5 km.
Turn right, just behind a restaurant, to the Koch.
Follow that minor road for 1.6 km.
Turn right to the Peel (dangerous 90° turn). Follow this road for 300 m and turn right to stay on the Peel going over onto the Antrim Drive.
After 500 m turn left into the Eichhofweg.
The cemetery is located 350 m further on the left.

Coming from the South: A 61:
Take exit 11 Mönchengladbach-Holt direction B 57.
Turn left on to the Aachener Sraße B 57.
Follow the B 57 for 4.5 km.
Turn right onto the Hardter Sraße, L 39.
Follow the L 39 for about 1.7 km.
Turn left, just before a restaurant, to the Koch.
Follow that minor road for 1.6 km.
Turn right to the Peel (dangerous 90° turn). Follow this road for 300 m and turn right to stay on the Peel going over onto the Antrim Drive.
After 500 m turn left into the Eichhofweg.
The cemetery is located 350 m further on the left.
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Visiting Information

OPENING HOURS : from 1 October till 31 March : Rheindahlen Military Cemetery is open Monday till Friday from 8.00 Hrs till 17.00 Hrs and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 Hrs till 16.00 Hrs.

From 1 April till 30 September : open Monday till Friday from 9.00 Hrs till 19.OO Hrs; Saturdays and Sundays open from 10.00 Hrs till 20.00 Hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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