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B. C. Skottowe

revised by James Lunt

Bordwine, Joseph (d. 1835), army officer and instructor, was born in America, and on 8 January 1801 he was appointed ensign in the 55th regiment, having previously served in the Canadian Volunteers. He was promoted lieutenant in the Royal Staff Corps on 22 December 1803 and transferred to the ...

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Crawford, John Scott (1889–1978), army officer and military supplies administrator, was born on 6 February 1889 at 13 Clifton Road, West Derby, Lancashire, the son of John Paton Crawford, an assistant manager at a marine engine works, and his wife, Ellen Edith Scott...

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Dunn, James Churchill (1871–1955), medical doctor and army officer, was born at Churchill, near Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 February 1871, the only known child of Richard Dunn (1839–1871), from a family of coal-masters in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, and his young Irish wife. Within three or four months of ...

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Findlater, George Frederick (1872–1942), soldier and piper, was born in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, on 15 February 1872, one of six sons and five daughters of Alexander Findlater (d. 1895), miller, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Clark (d. 1895). Educated at the school in ...

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Charles Creighton

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Hennen, John (1779–1828), army officer and military surgeon, born on 21 April 1779, at Castlebar, co. Mayo, was the younger son of James Hennen, a medical practitioner, and was descended from a family who had held land near Castlebar since the Cromwellian occupation. After school at ...

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Hobart, Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley (1885–1957), army officer and military reformer, was born in India, at Naini Tal, on 14 June 1885, the third son of Robert Thomson Hobart, of Dungannon, co. Tyrone, Ireland, a civil servant in India, and his wife, Janette (...

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Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart (1885–1957) by Elliott & Fry, 1952 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hutton, Sir Edward Thomas Henry (1848–1923), army officer and military reformer, was born on 6 December 1848 at Torquay, Devon, the only son of Edward Thomas Hutton (d. 1849), a banker, and his wife, Jacintha Charlotte, the daughter of the Revd J. P. Eyre...

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Jarry, Francis (1733–1807), army officer and military educationist, was born in France. According to the French war ministry he entered the Prussian army, where he became a captain and engineer; he was promoted major on 28 October 1763, and colonel on 30 March 1790. The German ...

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Daniel Logan Laidlaw (1875–1950) by unknown photographer, 1934 Getty Images

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Laidlaw, Daniel Logan (1875–1950), soldier and piper, was born in Little Swinton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwickshire, on 26 July 1875, one of the three sons of Robert Laidlaw, a quarryman and later engine driver, of Coldingham, Berwickshire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Logan...

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Lendy, Auguste Frederic (1826–1889), army officer and military tutor, was born in France, became a captain of the French army staff, and came to England as military tutor to the Orléans princes. According to Evelyn Wood, his pupil in 1861, Lendy was a handsome man from a royalist family from near ...

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...

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Morris, Sir Christopher (d. 1545), soldier and military administrator, was married to Elizabeth, but nothing else is known of his family or background, and there is no evidence of surviving children. His promotion within the office of ordnance—effectively from bottom to top—is unique in the sixteenth century. It is likely he had some relevant experience before he was appointed a gunner in the ...

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Mundeford, Osbert [Osbern] (d. 1460), soldier and military administrator, was the son of Osbert Mundeford (1381–1456), a Norfolk landowner who fought in France in 1415, and Margaret Barrett. Between 1431 (or possibly 1427) and 1438 Osbert junior served in Sir John Fastolf's garrison of ...

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Nooth, John Mervin (1737–1828), physician and army officer, was born on 5 September 1737 at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, the son of Henry Nooth, apothecary, and his wife, Bridget, daughter of John Mervin, apothecary. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, graduating MD in 1766, and subsequently spent some time on the continent. In 1773 he was living in ...

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Prescott, Oliver (1731–1804), physician and revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 27 April 1731 in Groton, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Prescott and his wife, Abigail Oliver. He attended Harvard College, graduated in 1750, and studied medicine for a time with ...

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Randolph, Edward (d. 1566), soldier and military administrator, was one of at least three sons and two daughters of Avery Randolph (d. 1561), landowner, of Badlesmere, Kent, and his wife, Anne (d. in or after 1561), daughter of Sir John Gaynsford of Crowhurst, Surrey, and his wife, Katherine. ...