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Gurwood, John (1790–1845), army officer and editor of Wellington's dispatches, was the second son of one Gurwood; his widowed mother married H. Okey. He started work in an office, but after an unrequited love affair entered the army as ensign in the 52nd light infantry...

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Haldane, Sir (James) Aylmer Lowthorpe (1862–1950), army officer and author, was born on 17 November 1862 at 14 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, the only son and sixth of seven children of Daniel Rutherford Haldane (1824–1887), physician, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Lowthorpe (d...

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Hamley, Sir Edward Bruce (1824–1893), army officer and military writer, born at Bodmin, Cornwall, on 27 April 1824, was the fourth and youngest son of Vice-Admiral William Hamley (1786–1866) and his wife, Barbara, daughter of Charles Ogilvy of Lerwick, Shetland. William George Hamley...

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MacDougall, Sir Patrick Leonard (1819–1894), army officer and military writer, born at Boulogne, France, on 10 August 1819, was the son of Sir Duncan Macdougall (1787–1862), army officer, and his first wife, Anne, daughter of Colonel Cornelius Smelt, governor of the Isle of Man...

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Maurice, Sir John Frederick (1841–1912), army officer and military writer, the eldest son of (John) Frederick Denison Maurice (1805–1872) and his first wife, Anna, née Barton (d. 1845), was born in London on 24 May 1841. His father's ideals and principles greatly influenced him, and he wrote his biography (1884). He was educated at ...

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Repington, Charles À Court (1858–1925), army officer and military writer, was born on 29 January 1858, at 15 Chesham Street, London. He was the son of Charles Henry Wyndham À Court Repington (1819–1903), a staunch Anglican and Peelite, MP for Wilton, 1852–5, and of ...