Reverend Alexander John Forsyth
Person Male Born 28/12/1768 Died 11/6/1843
Born in his father's manse at Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, where he later become the vicar. In 1805 he conducted experiments in the Tower of London under the Master General of Ordnance and in 1807 invented the percussion system which was adopted by the British Army in 1839. Died Scotland.