Monday, May 4

Midshipman Alexander

Detail of a miniature of an unknown Midshipman c. 1807
J. Alexander, Mid. of Hercule, and present at capture of Fr. squadron near Cape Francois, 1803; of Acasta at St. Domingo, 1806; and wounded when Mid. of Royal George at the passage of the Dardanelles. Lieut, of Standard, and commanded her yawl at the capture of an armed vessel under a heavy fire of musketry near Cape St. Mary, in 1808. Gaz. 1807, 08. 

From: The New Navy List And General Record Of The Services Of Officers Of The Royal Navy And Royal Marines. Conducted By Joseph Allen, Esq. R.N. Greenwich Hospital. London: Parker, Furnivall, And Parker, Military Library, Whitehall. 

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