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Royal Naval Biography/Alexander, John


JOHN ALEXANDER, Esq.
[Commander.]

Served as midshipman on board the Royal George, first-rate, bearing the flag of Sir John T. Duckworth, during the expedition against Constantinople; and was badly wounded by the Turks, at the island of Prota, Feb. 27th, 1807.[1] On the following day, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. We subsequently find him serving under Captain (now Rear-Admiral) Thomas Harvey, in the Standard 64. His commission as commander bears date. Mar. 14th, 1811.

This officer married, Aug. 22d, 1819, Anna Maria, second daughter of the Rev. J. Price, vicar of Merriott, co. Somerset.