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Anderson, Alfred (1896–2005), joiner and soldier, was born on 25 June 1896 at 20 Kinloch Street, Dundee, the third son of Andrew Anderson (1864–1945) and his wife, Christina, née Emmerson (1868–1945). His parents had emigrated to Chicago, Illinois, and were married there in 1888. However, nostalgia for ...

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H. M. Chichester

revised by S. Kinross

Barrallier, Francis Louis (1773–1853), army officer and surveyor, was the son of a French surveyor, who after the capture of Toulon in 1793 was employed by the British. Barrallier was permitted to go to New South Wales with the new governor, Captain P. G. King RN...

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Batty, Robert (1788/9–1848), army officer and artist, was born in London, son of the obstetric physician, medical journal editor, and amateur artist Dr Robert Batty (1762/3–1849). After attending school in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, and in London, at the age of fifteen he travelled to ...

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See Beechey, Henry William

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Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour, was born on 30 November 1922 at Westonby, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, the only child of William Henry Murray Blair (1875–1945), cotton-goods salesman, and his wife, Lilian, née Wearing (1891–1983). At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...

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Michael Kitson

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Blunt, Anthony Frederick (1907–1983), art historian and spy, was born at Holy Trinity vicarage, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 26 September 1907, the third and youngest son (there were no daughters) of the Revd (Arthur) Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Violet (1880–1969)...

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Anthony Frederick Blunt (1907–1983) by Snowdon, 1963 Snowdon / Camera Press, London

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Broome, John Egerton [Jack] (1901–1985), naval officer and illustrator, was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 1901, the younger child and only son of Louis Egerton Broome (1875–1951), an explorer, and his wife, Clara Kathleen Lake (1863–1948). His grandfather was Sir Frederick Napier Broome (1842–1896)...