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Cockburn, James Pattison (1779–1847), army officer and watercolour painter, was born on 18 March 1779 in New York, the son of Colonel John Cockburn and his wife, Mary, daughter of Colonel Sir James Cockburn. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet on 19 March 1793, and passed out, as a second lieutenant, ...

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Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001), naval officer and painter, was born at Weltevreden, Batavia, Java, on 25 February 1921, the son of Douglas Macdonald, tea and rubber planter, and his wife, Marjorie Bayne, née McGibbon. He was educated at a preparatory school near ...