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Harrison, Edward Frank (1869–1918), analytical chemist and army officer, was born at 264 Albany Road, Camberwell, London, on 18 July 1869, the third child of William Harrison (1822/3–1878), a Home Office clerk, and his wife, Susannah, née Lawson. His father died when he was nine and his mother opened a small school, which enabled her sons to be educated at the ...

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Shaw, Brian Duncan (1898–1999), chemist and army officer, was born on 10 February 1898 at Fern's Hollow, Station Road, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the youngest child of Samuel Shaw (1862–1941), a brick manufacturer, and his wife, Lydia Emma née Evans (1864–1931), who had been a teacher. ...