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Humphreys, Leslie Alexander Francis Longmore (1904–1976), organizer of resistance and Foreign Office official, was born in Budapest on 4 July 1904, the younger child and only son of Richard John Edward Humphreys and his wife, Elizabeth Agnes Lyons. His father, a musician who went first to ...


Maberly, William Leader (1798–1885), army officer and civil servant, was born on 7 May 1798, probably at Shirley House, Surrey, the son of John Maberly (d. c.1832) and Mary Rose, daughter of William Leader, coachmaker to the prince of Wales. His father was a manufacturer and ...


Sir Wilfrid Bliss Spender (1876–1960) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Spender, Sir Wilfrid Bliss (1876–1960), army officer and civil servant, was born in London on 6 October 1876, the last of the five children of Edward Spender (1834–1878) and his wife, Ellen Rendle. His father was co-founder of the Western Morning News in ...