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Authorised form of nameMoncrieff; Sir; Alexander (1829 - 1906)
SurnameMoncrieff
ForenamesAlexander
Dates1829 - 1906
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
27 George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland (17 April 1829)
Death:
Bandirran, Perthshire (03 August 1906)
Burial:
Abernethy, Perthshire
ActivityProfession:
Civil engineer
Education:
Edinburgh University; Aberdeen University
Career:
Commission in the Forfarshire Artillery (Miltia) (1825); served in the Crimea, at the siege of Sebastopol; Colonel (1878); invented the Moncrieff system of raising and lowering guns; deisgned a hydro-pneumatic carriage for guns; director of two banks; bought the estate of Bandirran, Perthshire
Honours:
CB 1880; KCB 1890
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/06/1871
RelationshipsEldest son of Captain Matthew Moncrieff of the Madras Army and his wife Isabella, daughter of Alexander Campbell; married Harriet Mary, daughter of James Rimington Wilson of Broomhead Hall, Yorkshire
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA5903
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/3/1067Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Colonel Alexander Moncrieff, Fellow of the Royal Society3 January 1890
EC/1871/08Moncrieff, Sir Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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