Alistair Robert Farquhar Spottiswood
Life & Career
The only son of Henry A. Farquhar-Spottiswood of Muiresq, Aberdeenshire. He was noted as having a "somewhat delicate physique."
Spottiswood was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1907.
After five years on the China Station including two years' service each in the gunboat Kinsha and the second class protected cruiser Astræa, Farquhar-Spottiswood committed suicide with a revolver in a first-class train while nearly home to Aberdeenshire.
- "Naval Officer's Suicide." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, November 9, 1910, Issue 39425, p.9.