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Fenton, Edward (d. 1603), soldier and sea captain, was the son of Henry Fenton of Stretton-le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire, and Cicely Beaumont of Coleorton, Leicestershire; the poet Sir Geoffrey Fenton was his brother. At an unknown date between 1578 and 1582 he married Thomasina, daughter of ...

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Henderson, George (1783–1855), army officer and railway company director, son of Captain Henderson of the 4th regiment, was born on 4 June 1783 at Newton, his father's property, on the banks of the Dee, Aberdeenshire. After attending the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned in the ...

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Long, Sidney Selden (1863–1940), army officer and transport entrepreneur, was born on 31 March 1863, the fifth son of James Long, commissary-general, and his wife, Anna, daughter of Andrew Kirkwood, of Clongoonah, Ireland. Educated privately, Long followed his father into a military career, eventually in what would now be termed logistics, entering via the ...

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Marindin, Sir Francis Arthur (1838–1900), soldier, railway inspector, and football administrator, was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 1 May 1838. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of the Revd Samuel Marindin (1807–1852), originally from Chesterton in Shropshire, and his wife, Isabella...

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George Neville Russell (1899–1971) by Elliott & Fry, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, George Neville [Charles] (1899–1971), army officer and director of nationalized road transport, was born at 57 Tufnell Park Road, Islington, London, on 19 October 1899, the eldest of the three illegitimate sons of Emily Mary Russell (1870–1959) and Sir Edward George Jenkinson (1835–1919)...

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Scammell, Alfred George (1878–1941), army officer and manufacturer of commercial motor vehicles, was born at 43 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town, London, on 15 April 1878, the son of Alfred Thomas Scammell (1849/50–1921), coach builder, and his wife, Mary, née Benjafield. The family had strong links with ...

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Wallace, William Arthur James (1842–1902), army officer and railway engineer, was born at Kingstown, co. Dublin, on 4 January 1842, the son of William James Wallace JP of co. Wexford. Educated at private schools and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned lieutenant in the ...

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Yolland, William (1810–1885), army officer and railway inspector, youngest surviving son of John Yolland, agent to the first earl of Morley, and his wife, Priscilla, was born at Merryfield, Plympton St Mary, Devon, on 17 March 1810. Educated at Trueman's mathematical school at ...