Alexander Park was born 12 March 1899 in Gartgill Ayr, Scotland. His family immigrated to Canada to mine. In 1915 he came to Lethbridge to work for his brother William Park at the Lethbridge Laundry. Alex enlisted in Edmonton with the 63rd Battalion in 1915. He later transferred to the 7th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment) just a few months before he was killed on the 27th of September 1916 during the battle of the Somme. His body was never found.
In 1938 his father was informed that his son’s body had been located near Courcelette in France. The body was carefully removed and reverently reburied in the London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, France. When the Imperial War Graves Commission sent a form to his parents seeking additional details for inclusion into the official register, his father asked that the records reflect that he was 17 years old at the time of his death.