Alan Colstoun Gardner
|Born||19 November 1842|
|Died||25 December 1907|
14th King's Hussars
Battle of Isandlwana
Battle of Hlobane
Battle of Kambula
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.
In 1885, Gardner married Hon. Nora Beatrice Blyth. They had two sons and three daughters.
He served as a Justice of the Peace in Gloucestershire. He gained the Ross Division of Herefordshire from the Liberal Unionists at the General Election of January 1906, sitting until his death in 1907.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Ross