Harold Rupert Alexander

1891-1969 [Leofric George]; b. 10 Dec., Field Marshall; first Earl Alexander of Tunis and Errigal; Caledon, Co. Tyrone; ed. Harrow and Sandhurst; twice wounded with Irish Guards in France; MC and other awards; Imperial Defence College, and service in India; major-gen. 1939; GOC Southern Command, 1940-42; sent to Burma as general; Commander in chief of Middle East in 1942; Comm.-in-chief Eighteenth Army, N. Africa; commanded allied forces in Italy, 1943-44; Gov. Gen. of Canada, 1946-52; Minister of Defence, 1952-54; Order of Merit 1959; d. 16 June, in London hospital. DIB