|Birth Day||May 18, 1788|
|Age||231 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Apr 13, 1827 (age 38)|
He joined up with the navy at age 13, and served in the Mediterranean and in Canada.
He spent a good part of his African expedition alone after his companion died on an early leg of the journey.
His father was a noted surgeon in Annan, Dumfriesshire.
He served in the European wars against Napoleon in the early 1800s.