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Field [née Lowinsky], Xenia Noelle (1894–1998), prison reformer and horticulturist, was born in Secunderabad, India, on 25 December 1894, the daughter of Thomas Hermann Lowinsky (d. 1932), general manager of the Hyderabad–Deccan mines, and his wife. Xenia's unusual Christian names reflected the fact that her mother liked the sound of Russian words and that she was born on Christmas day. A year later the family returned to ...

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Forster [Foster], Agnes (d. 1484), wealthy widow and prison reformer, came from Kent and was married for about twenty years to the London shipowner, merchant, and MP Stephen Forster, who was mayor in 1454–5. He came from Somerset and maintained close links with the ...

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Le Druillenec, Harold Osmond (1911–1985), schoolmaster and concentration camp survivor, was born in the parish of St Ouen, Jersey, on 5 August 1911, the youngest of nine children of Vincent Le Druillenec, farm labourer, and his wife, Sainte-Françoise, née Sangan. His parents were originally from ...