Ross, Alfred C[lunies]


Student United College 1868-1869 N. Phil.; Math. 1; Anat. & Physiol.


Born c. 1851 son of John George Clunies Ross, (‘King of the Cocos’) and S’pia Dupong. [Cocos Islands]

Attended Madras College, St Andrews (7).


Also at Edinburgh University - medical student, but did not graduate.

Played rugby for Scotland in the first international , 1871. [Rugby player]

Returned to the Cocos Islands and acted as the Islands doctor.

Moved to North Borneo in 1888. Became seriously ill in 1901. Returned to Cocos in 1902.


Died 1903.


  • J. S. Hughes, Kings of the Cocos, London, 1950
  • Madras College website