Alfred Mulock Bentley

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Alfred Bentley
Born30 May 1878
Died3 Jun 1959
Known forFounding the Rhodesian Stock Exchange
Spouse(s)Marie Marguerite Ross
Parent(s)Mark Cumberland Bentley and Anna Maria Mulock

Alfred Mulock Bentley (1878–1956) was an Irish-born financier who founded the Rhodesian Stock Exchange in Bulawayo in 1946. He served in the Boer War from 1899-1902.

Alfred was born on 30 May 1878 in Dublin, Ireland to Mark Cumberland Bentley and Anna Maria Mulock. He was the 11th child and 7th son. In 1911 he married Marie Marguerite Ross

In 1896 Alfred Mulock Bentley set out from Ireland to explore Africa, in particular Northern & Southern Rhodesia now known as Zambia & Zimbabwe where he was involved in setting up the first copper mines in Zambia. In 1912 they were one of the first families to travel across the iconic Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river, to Zimbabwe where he later founded the Rhodesian Stock Exchange in Bulawayo.