Sir Alexander Nelson Rochfort

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General Rochfort in Jersey's Royal Square
Alexander Rochfort arrives at the Harbour

Major-General Sir Alexander Nelson Rochfort (1850–1916) was a British Army officer who became Lieut-Governor of Jersey.


Rochfort was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1871. He was appointed Aide de camp to the Viceroy of India in 1882 and then Aide de camp to the Chief of Staff of the Expeditionary Force to Suakin in 1885 before taking part in the Second Boer War in 1899 in which he was severely wounded.

He was present at the Relief of Kimberley and at the Battle of Paardeberg. He went on to be a Special Service Officer in the Somaliland Field Force in 1902 and Inspector of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery in 1904 before becoming Lieut-Governor of Jersey in 1910, until he retired in October 1916. He was found dead at his chambers in Piccadilly in December 1916.

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