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Aman, Dudley Leigh, first Baron Marley (1884–1952), marine officer and politician, was born on 16 May 1884 at Helsby, Cheshire, the son of Edward Godfrey Aman (1853–1939), the manager of a salt works, and his wife, Annie Florence Pitcairn (d. 1939), daughter of ...

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Aston, Sir George Grey (1861–1938), Royal Marine officer and writer, was born in Cape Colony on 2 December 1861, the youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Aston, Indian army (retired), and his wife, Katherine, daughter of the Revd Abraham Faure, of the Cape of Good Hope...

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H. M. Stephens

Reviser: Roger T. Stearn

Barclay, John (1741–1823), marine officer, entered the corps in March 1755 as second lieutenant, and became first lieutenant in July 1756. He served throughout the Seven Years' War (1756–63), in the Mediterranean, at Belle Île (off the Britanny coast) in 1761, and on the coast of ...

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Burn, Andrew (1742–1814), marine officer and religious writer, was born in Dundee on 8 September 1742, the son of George John Burn and Christian Donie. When business failure induced his father to become a naval purser the sixteen-year-old Andrew accompanied him as an assistant clerk on active service in the ...

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H. M. Stephens

Reviser: Roger T. Stearn

Ellis, Sir Samuel Burdon (1787–1865), Royal Marines officer, was the son of Captain Charles Ellis RN. His father intended him for the legal profession, and on leaving school he was articled to a Yarmouth lawyer. Disliking this, he left after about one year, and entered the ...

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Festing, Sir Francis Worgan (1833–1886), Royal Marines officer, second son of Captain Benjamin Morton Festing RN, and Caroline Jane, only daughter of F. B. Wright of Hinton Blewett, Somerset, was born at High Littleton, Somerset, on 24 July 1833. He was educated at the ...

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Garrod, Sir (John) Martin Carruthers (1935–2009), Royal Marines officer, was born in Darjeeling, India, on 29 May 1935, the son of the Revd William Francis Garrod (1893–1964), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Isobel Agnes, née Carruthers (1898–1976). He was educated at ...

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Gourlay, Sir (Basil) Ian Spencer (1920–2013), Royal Marines officer and educational administrator, was born on 13 November 1920 at 24 York Place, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, the son of Captain, later Brigadier, Kenneth Ian Gourlay (1891–1970), Royal Engineers officer, and his wife, Victoria May, ...

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H. M. Chichester

Reviser: James Lunt

Graham, Sir Fortescue (1794–1880), Royal Marines officer, was born at Tintinhall near Yeovil, the son of Colonel Richard Graham, Royal Marines (a descendant of the Grahams of Platten, co. Meath), and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Captain Philip Walsh RN. He was educated at ...

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T. W. Bayne

Reviser: Sarah Couper

Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter, was born at Anstruther Wester, Fife, on 10 March 1782, the son of Charles Gray and his wife, Margaret Raker. His education and early training fitted him for the sea, and in 1805, through the influence of a maternal uncle, ...