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AlexanderJames Smith41758TrooperNo known Company. Served in 36th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
AlexanderJno1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
AlexanderJohn2nd LieutenantHe was killed in action at Metz Farm, on May 15th, 1901.  He was the son of Mrs George Alexander, of Lidwells, Goudhurst, Kent, born in May 1880, and educated at Cranbrook Grammar School.  At the outbreak of the war, 2nd Lieutenant Alexander was in the Argentine Republic where he had saved three men from drowning, and nearly lost his life in doing so.  So anxious was he to serve in South Africa, that he managed to get a passage by attending to some horses, and on arrival at Cape Town, joined the South African Light Horse as a trooper.  It is stated that of the whole troop of thirty, enrolled by Major Childe, only one survived the war. 2nd Lieutenant Alexander was present at the actions of Acton Homes, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Hussar Hill, Monte Christo, Pieters Hill, and the Relief of Ladysmith.  Having contracted severe enteric he was ordered home, but on recovering returned November 1900, and in May 1901, was given his commission.  The day he was killed he was one of a party sent to surround two farm houses.  He rushed into the farm at Metz, calling on the Boers to surrender, and was mortally wounded as he entered.  Lieutenant Colonel Byng, commanding the column reported that "had 2nd Lieutenant Alexander lived, I would have recommended him for the VC, he displayed the greatest coolness and valour in leading his men to the attack and on entering the building he offered the Boers a chance of surrendering before firing, it cost him his life".  2nd Lieutenant Alexander is buried at Springfontein, near Philippolis.  A Yorkshire cross was erected over his grave.
Source: Donner
South African Light Horse
AlexanderJohn2467Trooper1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
AlexanderJohn23884Trooper1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
AlexanderJohn11043PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls60th Company, 17th Btn, IY
AlexanderJohn24Occupation: Clerk. Next of kin: Father. Address: Ballymena Ireland .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
AlexanderJohn2702Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
AlexanderJohn261 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
AlexanderJohn23884TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Scottish Horse
AlexanderJohn2467TrooperSecond enlistment date, 07/04/1902, second number 678
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
AlexanderJohn28909PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
AlexanderJohnSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsWestern Province Mounted Rifles
AlexanderJohnSource: QSA Medal RollsArmy Chaplain's Department
AlexanderJohnSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls65th Battery, RFA
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