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GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 43
231- Alexander James. 1879, Feb. 8, 2nd Lt., 3rd (afterwards ist)
Forfarsh. Art. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 603). 1881, Jul. i, Lt. 1885, Mar. 7,
Capt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 974). 1894, Apr. 4, hon. rank, of Maj. (ibid., pt. 2, p.
1885). 1901, Jun. 26, Maj. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 4254, A.L., 1880 — Jun. 1902).
Fourth son of Alexander, of Ashludie, 1823-1911; educated at Harrow
(Bulloch's Gordons in Forfarsh., 26). Brother of William Alexander, 1475,
and cousin of William, 1469-
232- Alexander James Marriott. 1898, Jan. 12, Lt., 4th Batt. E.
Surrey Reg. (Mil.). 1899, Oct. 18, 2nd Lt., 27th Innis. Fus. 1900, Nov. 16,
Lt. Served in S. African War, 1899-1901, relief of Ladysmith, including
action at Colenso, where, finding his half Coy. somewhat demoralised at the
spectacle of a comrade torn to pieces by the bursting of a shell in their midst,
he coolly walked up and down as they lay under some slight cover, rolling
cigarettes for the men and assuring them they were perfectl}' safe ; while thus
engaged, he observed Private Macquillan of his reg. lying wounded on the
veldt, 200 yards away under a hailstorm of bullets. Lt. Gordon went out
into the line of fire, picked up his man, and carried him into shelter, single
handed, but Macquillan died next morning. Took part in the operations in
Natal, igoo, Mar.-Jun., in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, Jul. -Nov., including
actions at Belfast (Aug. 26-27) ^"^ Lydenberg (Sep. 5-8) in the Transvaal,
Nov. 30 — 1901, Jun. (Queen's Medal, one clasp). 1906, Aug. 5, Capt. {A.L.,
1898-1910).
Second son of James Rollings, of Auchendolly, 817; b. 1879, Sep. 30.
233. Alexander Love. 1775, Dec. 6, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Sphynx,"
previously Mate, "Prudent". 1777, Dec. 14, "Scarborough". 1779, Jul.
17, Surg., "Cyclops". i78i,Sep. 25, "Perseus". 1783, Jan. 21, "Orpheus ".
{Adm. Offs. appt. by. N. Board ; Surgeons' Services, 1742-1815, P.R.O.).
1793. Feb^ 16, h.p.
Born 1757 ; III. 1788, Nov. 6, at St. Anne's, Soho, Harriet Anna Brown,
Ealing {b. 1758) ; (/. 1828, May 28, aged 71 ; bur. in Ealing Ch., monument
describing him as "formerly of the parish, but late of Gorleston, Suffolk"
{Adw., Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; Thomas Faulkener's Brentford, Ealing and
Chiswick, 191).
234. Alexander Robert Qisborne. 1901, May 18, 2nd Lt., iSth R.
Ir. Reg. 1904, Jan. 29, Lt. 1909, Aug. 3, Capt. ; Oct. i, Adj. {A.L.).
Son of Alexander Hamilton Miller Haven, of Delamont and Florida,
CO. Down, and Ada Austen, dau. of the famous Governor Eyre; 1896-1900,
at Rugby School ; brother of Henry Gisborne, 645, and John de la Hay, 1023 ;
grand-nephew of James Gisborne, 797. and gt. grand-nephew of John Craw-
ford, 1022.

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