We remember Alister Ralph Speirs Alexander

We remember Alister Ralph Speirs Alexander

Timeline

Timeline

1886
birth Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom Source:8908724 Source:7612779 30th November 1886
1911
commission Regular Source:8908724 28th January 1911
1911
service Indian Army Lieutenant Indian Army Medical Service Source:8908724 28th January 1911 - 27th January 1914
1911
marriage Mary Martineau Source:8908724 12th July 1911
1912
children Sheila Mary Alexander Source:8908724 27th September 1912
1914
service Indian Army Captain Indian Medical Service Source:8908724 28th January 1914
1914
service Indian Army Captain Indian Medical Service Source:8908699 28th January 1914
1914
theatres Mesopotamia :6b Source:8908724 March 1914 - February 1916
1914
service Indian Army Captain Indian Medical Service Attd. 2nd/7th Gurkha Rifles Source:8908711 October 1914 - 9th February 1916
1914
theatres Mesopotamia :6b Source:8908711 October 1914 - 9th February 1916
1914
theatres Egypt :4 Source:8908724 October 1914 - February 1915
1914
missing War diary entry for the night of 13/14 November 1914 shows a search was made for Captain Alexander, but his body was not found. Source:7616452 13th November 1914
1916
service Indian Army Captain 2/7 Gurkha Rifles Source:7612770 9th February 1916
1916
awards Mentioned in Despatches by General Townsend Other War Service Award Source:8908724 10th May 1916
service British Army Captain Indian Army Source:9437
service Indian Army Indian Medical Service Source:7612770
education Plymouth College Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom Source:8908724
education Highgate School London United Kingdom Source:8908724
education Highgate School London United Kingdom Source:8908672
education M.B., B.S. Lond.. University College Hospital London United Kingdom Source:8908724
1916
death Kut Iran, Islamic Republic of Source:7612770 9th February 1916

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Alister Ralph Speirs
Initials ARS
Last Name Alexander
Source 7612779
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Indian Army Captain
Indian Army 2/7 Gurkha Rifles Captain
Indian Army Indian Medical Service
Indian Army Indian Medical Service Captain
Indian Army Indian Medical Service Attd. 2nd/7th Gurkha Rifles Captain
Indian Army Indian Army Medical Service Lieutenant
Indian Army Indian Medical Service Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Mentioned in Despatches by General Townsend Other War Service Award
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sheila Mary Alexander daughter 27th September 1912
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Archibald Spiers-Alexander father
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Martineau wife 12th July 1911

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Communities

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Evidence

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Official Records

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England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Viv2034
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Viv2034
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Viv2034

External Evidence

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Folkestone and District History Society record Viv2034
No Easy Hopes or Lies, The World War I Letters of Lt. Arthur Preston White Andrew1561
London Gazette 24 March 1914 Andrew1561
The Gurkhas in Sinai Andrew1561
Spiers - Alexander AR Captain Indian Army Andrew1561
University College Hospital War Memorial Andrew1561

Multimedia

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CWGC record Viv2034
War Diary page Viv2034
Extract from Operation War Diary Viv2034

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