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Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 6 June 1907, the eldest of four children (two sons and two daughters) of Aldred Bickham Sweet-Escott, marine engineer of Newport and Bristol, and his wife, ...

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Lawrence, Sir Herbert Alexander (1861–1943), army officer and banker, was born on 8 August 1861 at Southgate, London, the fourth son of Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, later first Baron Lawrence (1811–1879), viceroy of India, 1864–9, and his wife, Harriette Katherine (1820–1917), daughter of the ...

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Maxwell, Sir Arthur (1875–1935), banker and army officer, was born in Belfast, the son of William Maxwell. He was educated in Dublin and entered the civil service in 1893, and then transferred to the Post Office. In 1901 he married Eva, younger daughter of ...

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Sporborg, Henry Nathan (1905–1985), banker and intelligence officer, was born on 17 September 1905 in Rugby, the elder son of Henry Nathan Sporborg, an electrical engineer, and his wife, Miriam A. Smaith, who were Americans by origin. His younger brother died accidentally in 1928. He went, like his brother, from ...

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Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction, was born on 24 September 1878, at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son of James Julius Stern (1835–1901) [see under Stern family], senior partner of Stern Brothers...

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Taylor, George Francis (1903–1979), intelligence officer and banker, was born on 13 January 1903 in Windsor, Melbourne, Australia, the son of George Arthur Taylor, a merchant, and his wife, Annie Mary Ryan, both of whom hailed from Melbourne. Taylor attended Xavier College, Melbourne...