North Castle War Veterans

William J Alexander

Born: June 10, 1877 In New York, NY
Died: September 2, 1957
Sex: Male Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 11"

William Alexander was born on June 10, 1877 in New York, NY.  Prior to enlisting, his occupation was as a driver and he was single.  He enlisted on May 2, 1898 in New York City in Company F of the 69th New York Infantry Regiment, for a two-year period.  He mustered in as a Private on May 19, 1898.  He mustered out with his Company on January 31, 1899 in New York City.  The Regiment never saw combat during the Spanish-American War, as it was first stationed in Florida then Alabama.

He died on September 2, 1957.

New York, Spanish-American War Military and Naval Service Records 1898-1902, page #19.  New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Unit History Project, 69th Infantry Regiment, page # 6.  U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-63. 

Background photo provided by the United States Air Force Academy.