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R. E. Anderson

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Babington, John (bap. 1604, d. after 1635), soldier and mathematician, was baptized on 21 August 1604 at St Nicholas Acon in the City of London, the son of John Babington and his wife, Dorothie Rosse. No details of his life are known beyond those disclosed in his book ...

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Bagnold, Ralph Alger (1896–1990), soldier and geomorphologist, was born on 3 April 1896 at the Manor House, Stoke, Devonport, the second of two children born to Major Arthur Henry Bagnold (1854–1943) of the Royal Engineers, and Ethel (1866–1931), the daughter of William Henry Alger...

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Blacker, (Latham Valentine) Stewart (1887–1964), soldier and inventor of armaments, was born on 1 October 1887 at The Beeches, Grappenhall, near Warrington, Cheshire, the son of Major Latham Charles Miller Blacker who came of a soldiering family, and his wife, Emily Violet Mattie...

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Colepeper, Thomas (1637–1708), soldier and engineer, was born on Christmas day 1637 in Kent, possibly in either Dover or Hackington, the son of Sir Thomas Colepeper (1598–1643), governor of Dover Castle, and his wife, Barbara (1599–1643), daughter of Robert Sidney, first earl of Leicester...

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D'Arcy, Patrick [known as Chevalier Patrice D'Arci], Count D'Arcy in the French nobility (1725–1779), soldier and mathematician, was born in Galway on 17 February 1725, the third son of John D'Arcy (d. 1743) and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Lynch, ...

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Glenie, James (bap. 1750, d. 1817), soldier and mathematician, baptized on 7 October 1750 at Leslie, Fife, was the son of John Glenie, army officer, and his wife, Margaret Smith. He went from a parochial school to the University of St Andrews where he made good progress in classics and divinity, being intended for the church, but soon showed a talent for science and mathematics. He joined the ...

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Lovell, Thomas (d. in or after 1615), engineer and soldier, was probably from a family that farmed lands in Huntingdonshire and Norfolk (though he should not be confused with the prominent Norfolk gentleman Sir Thomas Lovell). In 1596 he recalled that he had served for thirty years in the wars of foreign countries, so he may have first fought for the Huguenots in the French wars of religion. In 1572 the ...

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Maceroni, Francis [known as Count Maceroni] (1788–1846), soldier and mechanical inventor, was born in the suburbs of Manchester. His father, Peter Augustus Maceroni, with two brothers, had served in a French regiment in America during the War of Independence, and after a roving life settled down at ...

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Moorsom, William Scarth (1804–1863), civil engineer and soldier, was born at Upper Stakesby, near Whitby, Yorkshire, the youngest of the four children of Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom (1760–1835) [see under Moorsom, Constantine Richard] and Eleanor (1765–1828), daughter of Thomas Scarth, of ...

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Rolt, Anthony Peter Roylance [Tony] (1918–2008), soldier, racing driver, and engineer, was born on 16 October 1918 at Forest Lodge, Hollywater, Alton, Hampshire, the fourth child and only son of Brigadier-General Stuart Peter Rolt (1862–1933), army officer, and his wife, Evelyn Roylance, née...

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Smith, Charles Hamilton (1776–1859), soldier and natural historian, was born in east Flanders on 26 December 1776, a descendant of a Flemish protestant family. He was at school in Richmond, Surrey, when a revolt occurred in the Low Countries and he was called home to study in the ...