Military commander. Born London of Anglo-Irish descent. Served in both world wars. A keen artist (painter and sculptor) as well as a excellent sportsman. We note this because these two attributes are very rare in one individual. Colonel of the Irish Guards 1946-9. Then Governor-General of Canada. Died in hospital in Slough, following a heart attack.
Person | Male Born 10/12/1891 Died 16/6/1969
Field Marshall Earl Alexander of Tunis
Born Kassel, now in Germany. Aged 15 joined the Austrian army, served in the Napoleonic wars and rose rapidly. His suppression of revolutionaries in Italy and Hungary including flogging women and ...