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See Crichton, Sir Archibald William

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Long, Sidney Selden (1863–1940), army officer and transport entrepreneur, was born on 31 March 1863, the fifth son of James Long, commissary-general, and his wife, Anna, daughter of Andrew Kirkwood, of Clongoonah, Ireland. Educated privately, Long followed his father into a military career, eventually in what would now be termed logistics, entering via the ...

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George Neville Russell (1899–1971) by Elliott & Fry, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, George Neville [Charles] (1899–1971), army officer and director of nationalized road transport, was born at 57 Tufnell Park Road, Islington, London, on 19 October 1899, the eldest of the three illegitimate sons of Emily Mary Russell (1870–1959) and Sir Edward George Jenkinson (1835–1919)...

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Scammell, Alfred George (1878–1941), army officer and manufacturer of commercial motor vehicles, was born at 43 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town, London, on 15 April 1878, the son of Alfred Thomas Scammell (1849/50–1921), coach builder, and his wife, Mary, née Benjafield. The family had strong links with ...