Service Details
Name:
CUNINGHAME
Given Name:
BOYD ALEXANDER
Initials:
B A
Rank:
Major
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Regiment:
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
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Unit:
5th Bn.
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Unit 2:
attd. Northern Rhodesia Rifles
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Date of Death:
1917-03-16
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Date of Birth:
1871-07-19
Age:
45
Cause of Death:
Died of typhoid fever, at Lubumbashi, after service against the Germans in East Africa
Decorations:
Mentioned in Despatches
Citations:
LG Sup 29 July 1902 pg. 4851 - Lord Kitchener's Despatch 23 June 1902
Additional
Information:
Son of William Boyd Cuninghame and Marion Harriett Cuninghame (nee Paterson); husband of Elsie Cuninghame (nee Burrell, now Lady Baker, of Ranston, Blandford, Dorset). Served in the South African War. (Mentioned in Despatches.). b. 19th July 1871, Australia. In the Boer War he served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Major Cunninghame belonged to an old West of Scotland family. He married in 1916 Elsie, daughter of R Burrell, Thetford. Cricketer for Free Foresters (1893), Scotland (1899), Marylebone Cricket Club (1899)
Commemoration
Country:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
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Cemetery:
LUBUMBASHI CEMETERY
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