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H. M. Stephens

revised by James Falkner

Baker, Sir William Erskine (1808–1881), army officer and engineer, was the fourth son of Captain Joseph Baker RN, and was born on 29 November 1808 at Leith. He was educated at Ludlow and at Addiscombe College (1825–6), and after attending an extended engineering course while a cadet he went out to ...

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R. H. Vetch

revised by James Lunt

By, John (1779–1836), army officer and engineer, was born in 1779, probably on 7 August, in Lambeth, second son of George By and his wife, Mary, née Bryan. After passing through the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the ...

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Colepeper, Thomas (1637–1708), soldier and engineer, was born on Christmas day 1637 in Kent, possibly in either Dover or Hackington, the son of Sir Thomas Colepeper (1598–1643), governor of Dover Castle, and his wife, Barbara (1599–1643), daughter of Robert Sidney, first earl of Leicester...

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Garnett, Arthur William (1829–1861), army officer and engineer, was born on 1 June 1829, the younger son of William Garnett (1793–1873) and his first wife, Ellen (d. 1829), daughter of Solomon Treasure. He was educated at Addiscombe College from 1844 to 1846, was commissioned second-lieutenant on 12 June 1846, and went to ...

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R. H. Vetch

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Kennedy, John Pitt (1796–1879), army officer and engineer, fourth son of John Pitt Kennedy, rector of Carn Donagh, co. Donegal, and afterwards of Balteagh, co. Londonderry, and Mary, only daughter of Thomas Cary of Loughash, co. Tyrone, was born at Donagh on 8 May 1796. ...

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Lovell, Thomas (d. in or after 1615), engineer and soldier, was probably from a family that farmed lands in Huntingdonshire and Norfolk (though he should not be confused with the prominent Norfolk gentleman Sir Thomas Lovell). In 1596 he recalled that he had served for thirty years in the wars of foreign countries, so he may have first fought for the Huguenots in the French wars of religion. In 1572 the ...

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Michell, Charles Cornwallis [formerly Charles Collier Michell] (1793–1851), army officer and engineer, was born at Exeter on 29 March 1793, the second son, fourth of six children, of Lieutenant Sampson Michell RN (1755–1809) and Ann (1765–1838), daughter of Samuel Shears MD, of ...

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Monash, Sir John (1865–1931), army officer and engineer, was born at Richhill Terrace in West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 27 June 1865, eldest of the three children and only son of Louis Monash (1831–1894), a shopkeeper, and his wife, Bertha, née Manasse (1841–1885)...

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Sir John Monash (1865–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moncrieff, Sir Alexander (1829–1906), army officer and engineer, born at 27 George Square, Edinburgh, on 17 April 1829, was the eldest son of Captain Matthew Moncrieff of Culfargie, of the Madras army, and Isabella (d. 1880), daughter of Archibald Campbell. His father was a descendant of ...

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Palliser, Sir William (1830–1882), army officer and engineer, was the fifth and youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Wray Palliser (d. 1862) of the Waterford militia and Anne Gledstanes of co. Tipperary. He was born in Dublin on 18 June 1830, and was educated at ...

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Sir William Palliser (1830–1882) by R. & E. Taylor, pubd 1873 (after Bassano) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. H. Vetch

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Pasley, Charles (1824–1890), army officer and engineer, the eldest son of General Sir Charles William Pasley (1780–1861), and his second wife, Martha Matilda Roberts (d. 1848), was born at Brompton barracks, Chatham, Kent, on 14 November 1824. He was educated at the ...

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Skinner, Thomas Bridges Boucher (1804–1877), army officer and engineer, born at St John's, Newfoundland, on 22 May 1804, was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Thomas Skinner (d. 1829), of the Royal Artillery, and his second wife, Mary, daughter of Dr Monier of the ...

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R. H. Vetch

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Smith, John Thomas (1805–1882), army officer and engineer, second son of George Smith of Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, and afterwards of Foelallt, Cardiganshire, and his wife, Eliza Margaret, daughter of Welham Davis, elder brother of the Trinity House, was born at Foelallt on 16 April 1805. He was educated at ...

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Wood, Sir Mark, first baronet (1750–1829), army officer and engineer, was born on 16 March 1750, the eldest of five sons and one daughter of Alexander Wood (1712–1778), procurator fiscal, of Burncroft, Perthshire, and his wife, Jean Ramsay, of Banff. Under the aegis of ...