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Benson, Sir Reginald Lindsay [Rex] (1889–1968), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 20 August 1889 at 16 South Street, Mayfair, London, the second of the five children of Robert Henry Benson (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, and his wife, Evelyn Mary (1856–1943)...

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Dawnay, Guy Payan (1878–1952), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 23 March 1878 at St James's Palace, London, the eldest child of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Lewis Payan Dawnay (1846–1910), MP for Thirsk and Malton from 1880 to 1892, of Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire...

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Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 6 June 1907, the eldest of four children (two sons and two daughters) of Aldred Bickham Sweet-Escott, marine engineer of Newport and Bristol, and his wife, ...

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Hambro, Sir Charles Jocelyn (1897–1963), merchant banker and intelligence officer, was born on 3 October 1897 at 70 Prince's Gate, London, into a banking family of Danish origin, which had settled in Dorset and the City in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was the elder son of ...

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Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, second Baron Kindersley (1899–1976), merchant banker and soldier, was born at 20 Egerton Terrace, London, on 7 May 1899, the second son and second child in the family of four sons and two daughters of Robert Molesworth Kindersley, first Baron Kindersley...

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Lawrence, Sir Herbert Alexander (1861–1943), army officer and banker, was born on 8 August 1861 at Southgate, London, the fourth son of Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, later first Baron Lawrence (1811–1879), viceroy of India, 1864–9, and his wife, Harriette Katherine (1820–1917), daughter of the ...

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Maxwell, Sir Arthur (1875–1935), banker and army officer, was born in Belfast, the son of William Maxwell. He was educated in Dublin and entered the civil service in 1893, and then transferred to the Post Office. In 1901 he married Eva, younger daughter of ...

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Peel, Sir Sidney Cornwallis, baronet (1870–1938), soldier and financier, was born on 3 June 1870, at 70 Eaton Place, Pimlico, London, the third son of Arthur Wellesley Peel, first Viscount Peel (1829–1912), and his wife, Adelaide (d. 1890), daughter of William Stratford Dugdale...

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Sporborg, Henry Nathan (1905–1985), banker and intelligence officer, was born on 17 September 1905 in Rugby, the elder son of Henry Nathan Sporborg, an electrical engineer, and his wife, Miriam A. Smaith, who were Americans by origin. His younger brother died accidentally in 1928. He went, like his brother, from ...

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Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction, was born on 24 September 1878, at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son of James Julius Stern (1835–1901) [see under Stern family], senior partner of Stern Brothers...