Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial


Alexander Todd Sempey


Date of Birth - 10th June 1882

Place of Birth - Doagh

Date of enlistment - 3rd January 1915, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Address at time of enlistment - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Next of Kin - James Sempey

Address of next of kin - Bridgehouse, Doagh

Trade or Calling - Butcher

Service No. 426407

Unit - 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Rank - Company Quarter Master Sergeant

Died - 3rd September 1918

Buried - Windmill British Cemetery Plot II.D.13, France

Marital status - Single at time of enlistment.  Married at time of death

Wife’s Name - Blanche Sempey

Wife’s Address - ‘Coombelea’, Shottermill, Surrey



Alexander Sempey arrived in Quebec, Canada in August 1913 aboard the 'Scandinavian'.  He had previous military experience having served 6 years with the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles before enlisting into the Canadian army.  His brother James was also killed in action on 10th February 1916 aged 29.  James is commemorated in Ballylinney Presbyterian Church.  Their brother Thomas was wounded in action with the Royal Irish Rifles.