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Camps, Francis Edward (1905–1972), forensic scientist, was born on 28 June 1905 at Teddington, Middlesex, the eldest of the three sons of Percy William Leopold Camps (1878–1956), a general practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Joseph Redfern, of Matlock. He was educated at ...

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Cherrill, Frederick Rupert (1892–1964), police officer and fingerprint expert, was born in a cottage in Malt House Row, Dorchester-on-Thames, Berkshire, on 18 September 1892, the sixth of the nine children of George Edward Cherrill (1855–1923), carpenter, and his wife, Emma Ann, née Crook (1858–1923)...

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Frederick Rupert Cherrill (1892–1964) by unknown photographer © Photoshot

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Duncan, Andrew (1773–1832), physician and expert in forensic science, was born in Edinburgh on 10 August 1773, the eldest of the twelve children born to Andrew Duncan (1744–1828), professor of the institutes of medicine, and his wife, Mary Knox. He was the only child to follow his father into the medical profession, and shared many interests with him; the elder ...

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East, Sir (William) Norwood (1872–1953), forensic psychiatrist and criminologist, was born in London on 24 December 1872, the tenth of twelve children of William Quartermaine East and his wife, Charlotte Isabella Bateman. His father was proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, St Martin's-le-Grand, one time sheriff of ...

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Erzinçlioğlu, (Yahya) Zakaria (1951–2002), forensic entomologist, was born in London on 30 December 1951, the son of Zakaria Ahmet Erzinçlioğlu and his wife, Kadria Sanna, née Shuhdi. He was of Turkish descent, and was brought up in Egypt, Turkey, and the Sudan as well as in ...

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Faulds, Henry (1843–1930), general practitioner and developer of fingerprinting, was born on 1 June 1843 at Beith, Ayrshire, the son of William Pollock Faulds, an impoverished grocer, and his wife, Anne Cameron. Both sides of his family were of Scottish descent. After school at ...

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Henry Faulds (1843–1930) by unknown photographer, pubd 1923 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hay, Matthew (1855–1932), physician and expert in forensic medicine and public health, was born at Hill Head, Denny, Stirlingshire, on 27 December 1855, the son of Matthew Hay, colliery owner, and his wife, Elizabeth (née Stirling). An outstanding scholar, educated at Dollar Academy...

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Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge, was born on 9 January 1833, probably in Slough, the eldest child of the three sons and nine daughters of Sir John Herschel, first baronet (1792–1871), astronomer and chemist, and his wife, ...