8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Alexander McKinney was the son of Alexander and Rachel McKinney. His father died a month before he was born. His mother died during childbirth. Alexander McKinney was an orphan from the day he was born in the Loup, He enlisted in Omagh, joining the 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and after training he was sent with the draft to France in the autumn of 1916. Private Alexander McKinney was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917, aged 19.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.