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Challenor, Harold Gordon [Harry; Tanky] (1922–2008), soldier and police officer, was born on 16 March 1922 at 3 Caledonia Street, Bradley, near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, the second of five children of Thomas Henry Challenor, then working in an iron foundry, and his wife, Ellen, ...

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Henderson, Sir Edmund Yeamans Walcott (1821–1896), army officer and police officer, son of Vice-Admiral George Henderson, Royal Navy, of Middle Deal, Kent, and of his wife, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Walcott-Sympson of Winkton, Hampshire, was born on 19 April 1821 at Muddiford...

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Horwood, Sir William Thomas Francis (1868–1943), army officer and police administrator, was born in November 1868, the youngest son of Charles Horwood of the Manor House, Broadwater, Sussex. At twenty he was commissioned into the 5th lancers, serving as recruiting officer and adjutant for the ...

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Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood (1868–1943) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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O'Halloran, Thomas Shuldham (1797–1870), army officer and police chief in Australia, was born on 25 October 1797 at Berhampore, India, the second son of Major-General Sir Joseph O'Halloran (1763–1843) and his wife, Frances (1773–1835), the daughter of Colonel Nicholas Bayly and the niece of the ...

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Rowan, Sir Charles (1782?–1852), army officer and police officer, was born in co. Antrim, the fifth son of Robert Rowan (1754–1832) of Garry, co. Antrim, and North Lodge, Carrickfergus, and Mary, daughter of Hill Wilson of Purdysburn, co. Down. Field Marshal Sir William Rowan...

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Sir Charles Rowan (1782?–1852) by William Salter, 1834–40 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Steele, Samuel Benfield (1849–1919), army officer and officer of the North-West Mounted Police in Canada, was born in Mendonte township, Upper Canada, on 5 January 1849, the fourth son of a retired Royal Navy officer, Captain Elmes Yelverton Steele (d. 1865), and ...

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Syers, Henry Charles (1853?–1897), soldier and colonial police officer, was probably born on 17 June 1853 (the date on his tombstone) to a working-class family in London, though no record of his birth can be found. He wrote excellent English, which suggests that he had a good elementary education. On 7 July 1870 he enlisted in the ...

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Warren, Sir Charles (1840–1927), army officer, police commissioner, and archaeologist, was born on 7 February 1840 at Fairview House, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the second son of Major-General Sir Charles Warren (1798–1866) and his first wife, Mary Anne (d. 1846), daughter of William Hughes...