Alexander Charles Craufurd was born on 30 June 1794, son of Sir James Gregan-Craufurd, 2nd Baronet, and Maria Theresa Gage and Nephew of General Robert ‘Black Bob’ Craufurd. Along with his older brother Thomas, he entered the Army as an Ensign in the 3rd Foot Guards, by purchase, on 28 May 1811, aged 17 years. His Father purchased for him a Lieutenancy in the 10th Hussars on 9 December 1813 and with this regiment he served in the latter phases of the peninsular War, being present at the battle of Toulouse. He further purchased a Captaincy in the 2nd Ceylon Regiment on 9 June 1814. He was placed on Half Pay in 1815 in consequence of being attached to the 12th Light Dragoons by the Duke of Wellington, with the permission of the Commander-in-Chief, and, in the capacity of Volunteer served at Waterloo with that regiment.
Condition very fine, fitted with steel clip and ring suspension Ex Seaforth Collection. With full statement of services and various Commander-in-Chief’s memorandums and other research.