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Alexander Murdoch Temple – age 21 – Sergeant (746495) 159 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Flying B-24 Liberators, 159 Squadron was posted to Palestine in July 1942 and carried out bombing raids in North Africa, Italy and Greece before moving to India in September 1942. Alexander's aircraft was lost to ground fire near Tobruk. (Source: raf.mod.uk and rquirk.com)

Born 1920 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of David and Jessie Temple, of 662 Edinburgh Road, Carntyne, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 23 August 1942.

Commonwealth War Grave – Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Also named on the High Carntyne Church memorial.