1881 – Kenneth Alford was born in London on the 21st of February.
1895 – He joined the Royal Irish Regiment as a musician.
1914 – Composed the march tune "Colonel Bogey March".
1927 – He was commissioned into the Royal Marines as a Director of Music.
1944 – He retired with the rank of Major.
1945 – He died in Reigate, Surrey on the 15th of May.