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Robert McAlpine – age 27 – Sergeant (2935070) 6th Battalion,  Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)

The 6th Green Howards had landed at Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944 but by mid- July were being held near Caen. Robert was killed near the village of La Belle Epine and was buried there but was re-interred in Hottot-les-Bagues in February 1945. (Source: Wikipedia and CWGC)

Born 1917 in Camlachie, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Jean McAlpine, and stepson of James Allan of 67 Aitken Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1. (Source: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 19 July 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.