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Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor, was born in Madras, India, on 17 August 1871, the son of Francis Baker Hanna (1841–1891), civil engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Connor. His father, born in Dublin and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin...

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Sir (Edward) Ian Claud Jacob (1899–1993) by Howard Coster, c. 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive, was born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, on 27 September 1899, the second of two children of Field Marshal Sir Claud William Jacob (1863–1948), and his wife, Clara Pauline Wyatt (1872–1959), daughter of the ...

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Michael Mohun (c. 1616–1684) by unknown artist, c. 1660 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mohun [Moone], Michael (c. 1616–1684), actor and army officer, has an obscure family background. The variant form of his name, Moone, indicates that it was pronounced as a monosyllable: the written name Mohun scans so in verses of 1703. By his own account, written late in life, he became an actor in royal service in 1634, probably as a member of ...