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Cuckney, John Graham, Baron Cuckney (1925–2008), intelligence officer and industrialist, was born on 12 July 1925 in India, the only surviving son of Ernest John Cuckney (1896–1965), Royal Air Force officer, and his wife, Lilian, née Williams (1898–1976). His father was air officer commanding ...

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John Graham Cuckney, Baron Cuckney (1925–2008) by unknown photographer, 1977 © PLA collection / Museum of London

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Davies, Francis Thomas (1906–1988), intelligence officer and industrialist, was born on 9 December 1906 at 39 Melville Street, Edinburgh, the son of General Sir Francis John Davies (1864–1948) and his wife, Madalen Augusta Lavinia Scott. The family home was Elmley Castle, near Pershore, Worcestershire...

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Holker, John (1719–1786), Jacobite soldier and industrialist, was born on 14 October 1719 at Stretford, near Manchester, the son of John Holker, probably a blacksmith, and Alice, daughter of John Morris. His father died early; his mother was still alive in 1760. He was a partner with ...

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Lygo, Sir Raymond Derek (1924–2012), naval officer and industrialist, was born on 15 March 1924 at 41 Richmond Road, Ilford, Essex, the second son of Edwin Thomas Lygo (1884–1962), newspaper compositor, and his wife, Ada Emily, née Cushing (1889–1973). Educated at Ilford county high school...

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Noble, Sir Andrew, first baronet (1831–1915), industrialist and expert in artillery, the third son of the twelve children of George Noble (d. 1847), a retired naval captain of Greenock, Renfrewshire, and his wife, Georgiana, only daughter of Andrew Donald Moore of Ottercaps, Virginia, USA...

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Weeks, Ronald Morce, Baron Weeks (1890–1960), industrialist and army officer, was born on 13 November 1890 at Helmington Row, co. Durham, the second son in the family of five children of Richard Llewellyn Weeks, a mining engineer, and his wife, Susan Helen Walker McIntyre...