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Barry, James (c. 1799–1865), army medical officer and transvestite, was probably born Margaret, the youngest daughter of Mrs Mary Ann Bulkley or Bulkeley, the sister of the artist James Barry; her paternity is in doubt. From the age of ten she dressed and presented herself as a man, but the woman who laid out her corpse declared that she was female: 'The Devil, a General,' said the attendant. 'It's a woman. And a woman that has had a child' (...

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Chavasse, Noel Godfrey (1884–1917), army medical officer and holder of two Victoria crosses, was born on 9 November 1884 at 36 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, the second (and identical twin) son of Francis James Chavasse (1846–1928), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, ...

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Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980), army medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 25 September 1888 at 68 Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Hood, clerk, and his wife, Agnes Marshall, née Cunningham. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh...

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MacArthur, Sir William Porter (1884–1964), army medical officer, was born at Belmont, co. Down, on 11 March 1884, the second child and only son of John Porter MacArthur, partner in a firm of tea importers in Belfast, and his wife, Margaret Rainey, daughter of ...

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Parke, Thomas Heazle (1857–1893), army medical officer and explorer in Africa, was the second son of William Parke JP, of Clogher House, Drumsna, co. Roscommon, and Henrietta, daughter of Henry Holmes of Newport House, Isle of Wight. The family, said to be of Kentish origin, settled in ...

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Sloggett, Sir Arthur Thomas (1857–1929), army medical officer, was born on 24 November 1857 at 4 Napier Street, Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devon, the son of William Henry Sloggett, surgeon on HMS Calypso (later inspector-general of the Royal Navy), of Tremabyn, Paignton, Devon...