Blue, Alexander Edward: Service no. 54004

Digitized Service Record

Source: Bruce Remembers


Series of blog articles available regarding this soldier due to the wealth of material available at Bruce Remembers.

  1. He Was a Young Lad Frightened and About To Go “Over the Top”: A Simple Biography of Private A.E. Blue
  2. We Shall Not Forget to Pray for Him: News reaches home in Paisley, Ontario regarding the condition of Private Blue
  3. It is nothing but hell on earth out there, and I know it.: A Letter From Private Blue
  4. The Wounds of Private Blue
  5. The Postcards of Private Blue to Miss Ella Mitchell, A Teacher in Paisley
  6. A Swim Binds Two Soldiers in Time

“Alexander Edward Blue married in England to Alice L Pratt in 1917. They had a son born Alexander Edward Blue in 1917. He arrived back in Canada with his wife and son on the Adriatic in September 1919. The couple was living in Elderslie, Ontario in the 1921 Canadian Census.

Source: Annette Fulford via the 18th Battalion Facebook Group”

A2009.210.001 - Military - Photo - Alexander E. Blue, 1886-1958 400x400
A2009.210.001 - Photo - Alexander E. Blue, 1886-1958
A2009.210.003 - Certificate - Statement of Service - Alexander Edward Blue, Jul 23, 1990
A2009.210.005 - Newspaper Clipping - Alexander Blue's injuries including a letter written by Blue plus the story - Copy (2)
A2009.210.006b - back - From Alex Blue to his teacher Miss. Ella Mitchell Apr 13, 1915
A2009.210.007b -back - From Alex Blue to his teacher Miss. Ella Mitchell
A2009.210.011 - Biography - Alexander Edward Blue
Bathing in the river
Casualty Card showing status of Pte Blue during time of chest wound

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