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B. C. Skottowe

revised by James Lunt

Bordwine, Joseph (d. 1835), army officer and instructor, was born in America, and on 8 January 1801 he was appointed ensign in the 55th regiment, having previously served in the Canadian Volunteers. He was promoted lieutenant in the Royal Staff Corps on 22 December 1803 and transferred to the ...

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Jarry, Francis (1733–1807), army officer and military educationist, was born in France. According to the French war ministry he entered the Prussian army, where he became a captain and engineer; he was promoted major on 28 October 1763, and colonel on 30 March 1790. The German ...

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R. H. Vetch

revised by P. G. W. Annis

Landmann, Isaac (1741–1826), military educationist, was born on 17 March 1741 in Alsace. He taught projectiles and fortification at the École Royale Militaire in Paris, and, following the school's reorganization, tutored young noblemen of the same city in the art of war.

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Lendy, Auguste Frederic (1826–1889), army officer and military tutor, was born in France, became a captain of the French army staff, and came to England as military tutor to the Orléans princes. According to Evelyn Wood, his pupil in 1861, Lendy was a handsome man from a royalist family from near ...

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Lochée, Lewis (d. 1791), military educationist, was born in Brussels, the son of John Lochée and his wife, Theresa. It is unknown when or why he moved to England, though he was living in Camberwell, Surrey, in 1767. He was possibly a political exile from Austrian rule and certainly a protestant. In 1770 he set up a military academy in a large rented house in ...

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...