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Somervell, (Theodore) Howard (1890–1975), medical missionary and mountaineer, was born on 16 April 1890, the eldest of three children and elder son of William Henry Somervell, of Brantfield, Kendal, and his wife, Florence Howard. W. H. Somervell was then directing the affairs of ...

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(Theodore) Howard Somervell (1890–1975) by Howard Coster, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weston, Walter (1860–1940), mountaineer and missionary, was born on 25 December 1860 at 22 Parker Street, Derby, the sixth son of John Weston, elastic manufacturer, and his wife, Emma Butland. He was educated at Derby School (1876–1880), where for some years he held the record for the mile run (...