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Lord Alexander Kennedy's March

Lord Alexander Kennedy (October 6, 1853 - April 4, 1912) was the son of Archibald Kennedy, 2nd Marquess of Ailsa. He served with the 1st Battalion Black Watch in the Egyptian war of 1832, and was present at the battle of Tel El Kebir pictured above (Medal with Clasp, and Khedives Star). He served in the Sondan Expedition in 1884, with the 1st Battalion Black Watch and was present in the engagement at El Teb and Temai (two clasps). He served in the Nile Expedition in 1884-85 with the 2st Battalion and took part in the River Column under Major General Earle, and was present in the engagement at Kirbekan. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Black Watch and later the rank of honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 3rd Battalion, Black Watch.