CUNNINGHAM Alexander Montgomery
Regiment : Commanding 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service number : 31914
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 3rd July 1944 aged 35
Buried : St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France, Grave I. A. 6.
Relatives : Son of Lt. Colonel Sir Thomas Montgomery-Cuninghame, D.S.O., 10th Bart, and Lady Montgomery-Cuninghame (nee Des Voeux); husband of Barbara Montgomery-Cuninghame, of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
Memorial : Tardebigge St Bartholomew's Church
Additional information on the memorial: DSO Lt Col
Surname incorrectly spelt on the war memorial, correct spelling is Cuninghame, all sources give the double barrel name of Montgomery-Cuninghame.
Awarded Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.)
The engagement and marriage of Alexander Montgomery-Cuninghame to Barbara Gray Cheape is reported in the Dundee Courier, Aberdeen Journal and the Evening Telegraph in various editions from July 1934 through to October 1934, when the marriage took place in St Mary’s Church, Kirriemuir. Photographs of the couple appear in the Dundee Courier, 19th September 1934.
A letter from the Reverend R.W. Underhill, Tardebigge, undated, can be found within war records held at Worcestershire Archives requesting that Lt Colonel Alexander M Cuninghame, DSO, be added to the county roll of honour.