Lieutenant J. Alexander C. Carrick
SAC 1917-1926

Lt Alex Carrick's Tombstone - Inscribed with Quit Ye Like Men and Be StrongLieutenant James Alexander Crozier Carrick was the son of John James Carrick and Mary Jane Carrick; husband of Mercie Evelyn Carrick, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1933-1937 where he was a top athlete and later a member of the Toronto Argonauts football team.

He joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and was killed at the age of 34 on July 19th, 1943 while carrying out his duties on a motorcycle during a night convoy movement in England.

He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England, just outside London (Grave Reference: 45.B.6.) On the bottom of his tombstone (see photo) ) is engraved "Quite Ye Like Men And Be Strong".

In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried. 

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Alexander Carrick 
  • Commemorated on Page 144 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance