Flett, Alexander Adam
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Royal Scots
Biography: Son of Alexander Flett, fisherman, Findochty ; born there, 26 December I896 ; educated at Findochty Public School, and then at Buckie Higher Grade School. He left the latter in June 1915 and entered the University as a student in Science, October 1915, but enlisted in the 2nd Royal Scots in November of the same year. Flett received his training at Glencorse, the H qrs. of the Royal Scots, and left there for France early in April 1916. He was on active service until wounded near Montauban in July, after which he was in hospital in Boulogne for some weeks, rejoining his company in August. In April 1917 he was transferred to the Snipers' Section and acted as Sniper and Scout. In August, after 18 months on active service, he got his first furlough, and had only been back in France three weeks when he made the supreme sacrifice, falling in action near Zonnebeke on 29 September 1917.
Date of Death: 29 September 1917
Burial Details: Name recorded on Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Panel 13, Column 1.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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