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Major-General Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch KCB CMG (2 September 1838 – 26 May 1920) was a British Army officer who was military commandant for the then colony of Victoria (Australia), a war correspondent and an author.

Tulloch was born in Edinburgh, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Tulloch. He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and entered the army as ensign in the 1st Foot, in May 1855. He became lieutenant of that regiment in 1857; captain 96th Regiment of Foot in 1864; captain 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot in 1866; brevet-major in 1877; major Welsh Regiment in 1881; brevet-lieut.-colonel in 1882; lieut.-colonel Welsh Regiment in 1883; colonel in the army in 1886, and was placed on half-pay in 1888.

He was appointed Commandant of the Victorian Military Forces, with the local rank of Major-General, on 20 September 1889. In 1892 he presided over the commission appointed by the New South Wales Government to inquire into the military condition of that colony. He was appointed KCB in the 1902 Coronation Honours.

From 1819 to his death he was the colonel of the Welsh Regiment.

Tulloch was a "Times" war correspondent in Manchuria in 1904 and wrote several books including "Forty Years' Service", "The Highland Rising of the '45", "A Soldier's Sailoring", and "Possible Battlefields in the next European War".

After retirement Major-General Tulloch lived quietly at Glaslyn Court, Crickhowel, Brecknockshire, Wales, where he died in 1920. Tulloch was married twice, once in 1865 to Arabella, daughter of the late Stephen Healis and had a family of five sons.

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