Barclay, William Alexander
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Biography: Son of John M. Barclay and Florence M. Barclay, Rosebery Street, Aberdeen; born Aberdeen, 1912 ; educated at Robert Gordon's College. His Arts course at the University was interrupted by a spell abroad, and he graduated M.A. in 1939. He joined the Army at the outbreak of war and was in France in 1940. After Dunkirk he became a Commando and took part in the raids on Lofoten, Stavanger, and the Channel Islands. Later he went through the North African, Sicilian and South Italian campaigns. On D-Day he crossed to Normandy, and fell in action in November 1944 while attached to the 1st Canadians.
Date of Death: 16 November 1944
Burial Details: Buried at Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, 1. A. 3
Publication: Roll of Remembrance. Published 1952.
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