ALEXANDER PAXTON was born 25 Nov 1877 in Langside,
parents Matthew and Mary Ann Duncan. He died
on 06 Jan 1955 at home at 6 Bruce Gardens, Inverness (aged
80, restaurateur (ret.), single).
the 1901 Census, Ernest, aged 23, is a journeyman baker, living Sydenham, Sinclair
Drive, Cathcart with father Matthew (62, b. Leith,
Edinburgh, wine merchant, ret.) and siblings Margaret
J. (35, b. Glasgow), Joseph
T.S. (30) and George S (28)
RECORD Enlisted RN 07 Dec 1915 (occ. baker);
transferred to RAF, Adriatic Group Clearing Station 01 Apr 1918 to 31 Dec 1918 (nok brother Joseph, Winton Place, Fairlie); transferred to Navy 01 Jan 1919; demobilized 28 Feb
1919. He received the British War and
the Largs & Millport Weekly News:- 18 December 1915 A
postcard informs that Mr. Ernest Paxton of Winton Place, Fairlie, left the
district some time since, and that he has joined HMS Eclipse at Devonport.