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THE PASSING OF A VETERAN

DEATH OF CAPTAIN 'ALEXAVOI-Jl

McNEILL.

It is with sincere- regret that we learn of the death of Captain Alexander McNeill, which occurred at his residence in Wanganui yesterday. The late Captain McNeill was one of the very few remaining British officers ■who took part in the Indian Mutiny fighting. He actively participated in that war from the beginning to the end. He was at the first rising at Meerut to the storming of Delhi, where he was wounded. He was attached to the Royail Engineers, and many of the main roadways (now * railways)' in the affected districts in India were formed under his supervision. On retiring from active service he came to New Zealand, where he purchased the "Ardlussa" station in Southland, in partnership with his brother, Sir Malcolm McNeill. He was in the House for several years as Member for Wallace (Southland). For the past thirty years he has resided in Wanganui. He was a brother of General Sir John McNeiM, V.C., so well known in New Zealand during the Maori war. Captain McNttiU married in Calcutta, Miss Leighton, daughter of Captain' Henry Forrester Leigh ton, «rind niece of General Sir Archibald Wilson, Commander-in-Chief at Delhi. He leaves a family of five sons and five daughters. The remains of the late Captain McNeill will be interred with military honours at 'the-Wanganui Cemetery at 3.30 plm. on Wednesday next (to-morrow.)

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THE PASSING OF A VETERAN, Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 20358, 18 May 1915

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THE PASSING OF A VETERAN Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 20358, 18 May 1915

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