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Burleigh, Bennet Gordon (c. 1840–1914), journalist and soldier, was born in Glasgow. Little is known about his early life: in his later years he concealed his age, and his father has been variously described as a timber merchant and as a master mechanic. At the time of the Civil War, ...

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Lawson, Edward Frederick, fourth Baron Burnham (1890–1963), newspaper manager and army officer, was born on 16 June 1890 at 9 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, the elder son of William Arnold Webster Levy-Lawson, third Baron Burnham (1864–1943), soldier, and his wife, Sybil Mary (...

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Somerville, Alexander (1811–1885), journalist and soldier, was born on 15 March 1811, at Springfield, Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, the youngest of eleven children of James Somerville, a farm labourer, and Mary Orkney, who before marriage had been a servant in a farmer's house. Somerville...

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Winn, Rowland Denys Guy, fourth Baron St Oswald (1916–1984), war correspondent and army officer, was born on 19 September 1916 in London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Rowland George Winn, third Baron St Oswald (1893–1957), and his wife, Evie Carew...