1898 – 1943
Who was Leigh Alexander?
Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh Arbuthnot Alexander was a career soldier and battalion commander. He also played first-class cricket in three matches in the 1920s. He was born at Umzinto, Colony of Natal, South Africa, and he was killed in action in Burma.
He commanded the 3rd Bn, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, and took part in the 1st Chindit expedition, a deep penetration raid behind Japanese lines, with the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade, when he died during the operation. His is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.
Overall 3 6 1 79 20 15.80 0 0 1
First-Class Career Bowling
Overall 126 3 65 3 2-14 21.66 0 0 42.00 3.09
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