Alejandro Gorostiaga Orrego , was a Chilean military officer born in La Serena. He joined the Escuela Militar de Chile in 1857 till his retirement in 1878. Alejandro Gorostiaga was of Basque descent.
In 1879, colonel Gorostiaga joined the Chilean Army due to the War of the Pacific, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia. In May of these year, Alejandro Gorostiaga was named commandant of the civic battalion Coquimbo N1.
Alejandro Gorostiaga died in 1912, Santiago.
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