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Brig-Genl. Sir William Alexander, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.,
1874 Born in Glasgow, son of Thomas Alexander
Educated at Kelvinside Academy; Glasgow University; Gottingen.
1891 Thomas Alexander 52, chemical manufacturer, lived in Kelvinside, Glasgow with Isabella Alexander 42, William Alexander 16, clerk, Isabella Alexander 15, Edith Alexander 13, Thomas Alexander 10, Mabel Alexander 9, Lily Alexander 4, Jessie Alexander 1
1899 Joined Territorial Forces, Lieut.
1901 Thomas Alexander 62, lived in Stirling with Isabella Alexander 57, Wm Alexander 28, soap manufacturer, Edith Alexander 23, Thos Alexander Jr 20, Mable Alexander 19, Jessie Alexander 11, Alexander G Ogston 25
1914 MD of Ogston and Tennant
Awarded D.S.O., mentioned in despatches,
1916-17 Director of Administration, National Explosive Factories, Ministry of Munitions
1917 Brigadier General.
1917-19 Controller of Aircraft Supply and Production
1919-20 Director-General of Purchases
1920 Created KBE
1923-45 M.P. (Unionist) for Glasgow Central
Director of several companies, particularly chemicals
1939 Sir William Alexander lived in Bradfield with Ruby M Alexander and William B Alexander
By 1953 Chairman, Cleveland Petroleum Co. Ltd., London
1954 Died in Jersey