McDonell, Alexander

Regimental Number: 454041
Rank: Private
Branch: 59th Battalion

Alexander was born in Alexandria, Ontario on January 15, 1888. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in June of 1915 and served in England. By May of 1916, Alexander was in hospital due to tuberculosis symptoms. He had had tuberculosis since the age of 5 or 6. On December 15, 1916 he was discharged, having been found medically unfit. Alexander and his wife Margaret E. came to the South Peace in 1919 and filed on NW 28-73-11-W6 and SE 28-73-11-W6. Alexander died of tuberculosis on April 4, 1920 in the Strathcona Hospital in Strathcona, Alberta.