Authorised form of nameBurnes; Sir; Alexander (1805 - 1841)
Dates1805 - 1841
Dates and placesBirth:
16 May 1805
Kabul (02 November 1841)
Joined Bombay Native Infantry (1821); Assistant Quater Master-General of Army, India, Headquarters Bombay, (1828); lost his life in Kabul tragedy, murdered by Afghan mob, with annihilation of a force of between twelve and fifteen thousand men of Indian Army, including camp followers.
Freemason, initiated, 1828, Benevolent Lodge No 480, formerly No 746, Kira [Guzerat], Bombay, India
Kt 1839
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsBrother of James Burnes FRS (1835); younger brother Lieutenant Charles Burnes, also a Freemason, killed in the same tragedy at Kabul
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1842 No 55 pp 413-414
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010 pages 12-13
Royal Society codeNA2528
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1834/11Burnes, Sir Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/16/357Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking22 March 1898
NLB/16/219Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking24 February 1898
IM/000677Burnes, Sir Alexandernd
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