On 23rd April 1925, Alexander Liggett, a weaver from Portadown, Co. Armagh enlisted in the British Army. His given age was 18 years and 3 days but in truth, he was a few days shy of his 16th birthday.
In the summer of 1941, Sergeant Alexander Liggett of 7 R.T.R. appeared on a list of missing soldiers on the War Office's Casualty List no. 600. He was last seem on 17th June 1941.
Several War Office documents held at the National Archives show Sergeant Liggett at prisoner of war camps.
On 8th March 1943, Sergeant Alexander Liggett wrote a letter home to his wife in Portadown, Co. Armagh.
On 3rd February 1945, Sergeant Alexander Liggett wrote a postcard home to his wife in Portadown, Co. Armagh.
In December 1946, Alexander Liggett in Portadown, Co. Armagh received a Christmas card from Harry Rose-Innes in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.