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Edward Marcus Despard (1751–1803) by John Chapman, pubd 1804 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary, was born into a military family in Queen's county, Ireland, on 6 March 1751; the youngest of six sons of William Despard and his wife, Jane. John Despard (1743/4–1829) was his brother. He joined the army as an ensign in 1766 and was promoted lieutenant in 1772, while stationed in ...

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White, James Robert [Jack] (1879–1946), army officer and revolutionary socialist, was born at Cleveland, Montague Place, Richmond, Surrey, on 22 May 1879, the only son of Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White (1835–1912), famed as the defender of Ladysmith in the Anglo-Transvaal...