Alan Coulston Gardner -

Alan Coulston Gardner

Alan Colstoun Gardner
Born19 November 1842
Died25 December 1907
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Unit11th Hussars
14th King's Hussars
Battles/warsAnglo-Zulu War:
Battle of Isandlwana
Battle of Hlobane
Battle of Kambula
Spouse(s)Nora Blyth

Col. Alan Colstoun Gardner (19 November 1842 – 25 December 1907) was a British Liberal Party politician and soldier. He was a son of Alan Legge Gardner.[1]


Military career

Capt Alan Gardner passed Staff College in 1872. He served in the 11th Hussars and the 14th King's Hussars. He was involved in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, and was present at the Battle of Isandlwana where he was one of only 5 British officers to survive. At the Battle of Hlobane Mountain his horse was killed. And at the Battle of Kambula he was severely wounded. He was mentioned in despatches twice and received the medal with clasp for services during the Anglo-Zulu Wars. He was a Brevet-Major.

He was Aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of Ireland Earl Cowper in 1880. He was also involved in the 1st Boer War in 1881.[2]

In 1885, Gardner married Hon. Nora Beatrice Blyth. They had two sons and three daughters.[2]

Political career

In politics he was a member of the Liberal Party. Gardner contested the Conservative seat of Marylebone East in 1895, coming second. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Essex.

He served as a Justice of the Peace in Gloucestershire.[2] He gained the Ross Division of Herefordshire from the Liberal Unionists at the General Election of January 1906, sitting until his death in 1907.[3]


He became ill during the winter of 1907 and took a holiday in Gibraltar in order to recuperate, but finally succumbed to Pneumonia on Christmas Day whilst in Algeciras.[4]



  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c Who Was Who
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.
  4. ^ Greaves (2011), p.168-169

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Percy Clive
Member of Parliament for Ross
Succeeded by
Percy Clive

Categories: 1842 births | 1907 deaths | Liberal Party (UK) MPs for English constituencies | UK MPs 1906–1910 | British military personnel of the First Boer War | Eldest sons of barons

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