Alan Herbert Mainwaring West lost his life on this day eighty nine years ago. He was serving with the 36th Sikhs in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) when he was accidentally killed by a bomb explosion. He was 21 years old and was buried in Amara cemetery, Iraq.
Alan's older brother Ralph West also served his King and Country and their mother, Ada West, was an active member of Sussex 54 VAD. A photo of her with Sussex 54 VAD appears on the website.