Sergeant Alexander Swaine

01 Jan 1914 - 24 Mar 1945

Alexander Swaine was born and lived in Belfast, County Antrim, he enlisted in The Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces. He married Alice Emily (Minnis) Swaine in September 1941 at St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Sergeant Swaine successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).

Sgt Swaine was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 31, and was given a field burial at Ringenburg, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany on 8 April 1947.

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