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Alexander Purvis (Alick) Jack

ALEXANDER PURVIS JACK (ALICK), born 21st December 1889 at 6 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, died 27th November 1966 at 18 Eglinton Crescent, Edinburgh. Witness at his elder brother John McGregor Bruce Jack's marriage in 1921 and death in 1943 when his address was 46 Great King Street, Edinburgh, the same as Alexia Butter Jack, who seems to have been a distant relative (if at all), born c. 1863, died December 1948, daughter of John Jack, joiner, and Jane Duncan, both of Newtyle, Dundee. He lived near Brechin, Angus, and at Dunning, Perthshire, and in 1938 was living at Raddery House, Rosemarkie, Ross & Cromarty, before moving to Edinburgh. Executor in 1962 of the estate of Rev. John Fleming Philip, widower of his 2nd cousin Helen McIntosh (, when he was living at 4 Napier Road, Edinburgh. Appointed to Indian Police Service 1909, Assistant Superintendent until April 1917, Superintendent of Police April 1917 to February 1935, in command of the Central Provinces. He at one time held Mahatma Gandhi as his prisoner - "a most interesting man", he said. Awarded King's Police Medal for gallantry 1930. Retired 1937. Home at time of death (1966) was 14 Woodhall Bank, Edinburgh. Unmarried.

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