Alexander Ward Fortescue Sayres

Memorial: Cold Ashton - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lieutenant Colonel

Parents: Rev. Edward Sayres

Marital status: Married

Home address: 4 Marlborough Terrace, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Date of birth: 1867

Date of death: 10/10/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried in Abbeyville Communal Cemetery Extension (III. C. 28.), Somme, France

Age: 50

Further information:

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Ward Fortescue Sayres served in the 2nd/1st Wessex Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps and died on Wednesday 10 October 1917 aged 50 yrs. He is buried in Abbeyville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. He was the youngest son of the Rev. Edward Sayres of Cold Ashton Rectory and husband of Bertha Sayres of 4 Marlborough Terrace, Bovey Tracey, Devon.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):, Forces War Records and CWGC