Alexander Dempsey was the son of William Dempsey. Alexander was born in Glasgow in 1881. Alexander served eight years with the King’s Own Scottish Borders. He emigrated to Canada. Private Alexander Dempsey was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died in Canada before his unit left for overseas. He died of spinal meningitis in Victoria Hospital, in London, Ontario. The CWGC record Private Alexander Dempsey as the son of William Dempsey of Calerion Street, Kilrea, Co. Derry, Ireland, although there is no evidence to suggest Alexander ever lived in Kilrea.
Exit off of Highway 401 at Highbury Ave in London. Go north on Highway to the other side of town. Cross Hamilton Road, Dundas Street and Oxford Street. At the next lights, turn left on Cheapside Street. Go west past McNay Street. Cross Boulle Street. At Barker Street turn right. Go one block north and you will see the front gates of St. Peter's Cemetery. The closest intersection is Victoria and Barker.