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Elliot, Robert James (1790–1849), naval officer and topographical draughtsman, was born on 12 May 1790 in Wheldrake, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 30 May, the son of the Revd Robert Elliot (a younger brother of the governor-general of Bengal, Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, ...

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Gourlay, Sir (Basil) Ian Spencer (1920–2013), Royal Marines officer and educational administrator, was born on 13 November 1920 at 24 York Place, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, the son of Captain, later Brigadier, Kenneth Ian Gourlay (1891–1970), Royal Engineers officer, and his wife, Victoria May, ...

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Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor, was born at Holsworthy, Devon, on 3 February 1785, and baptized on 1 September 1790 (the date sometimes given for his birth), the second son of Benedictus Marwood Kelly (d. 1836) of Holsworthy, attorney, and his wife, ...

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Macintyre, Donald George Frederick Wyville (1904–1981), naval officer and historian, was born on 26 January 1904 in Dehra Dun, India, the younger son (there were no daughters) of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Charles Frederick Macintyre, Indian army, and his wife, Maud, daughter of Colonel George Strahan...

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Napier, Henry Edward (1789–1853), naval officer and historian, born at Celbridge, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 5 March 1789, was the son of Colonel George Napier (1751–1804) and his wife, Lady Sarah Napier (1745–1826), the seventh daughter of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond...

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Richmond, Sir Herbert William (1871–1946), naval officer and college head, was born at Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith, London, on 15 September 1871, the third child and second son of the artist Sir William Blake Richmond (1842–1921) and his second wife, Clara Jane (d...

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Sir Herbert William Richmond (1871–1946) by Henry Lamb, 1944 Estate of Henry Lamb; The Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge

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Stephen Wentworth Roskill (1903–1982) by Michael Noakes, 1978 reproduced with the permission of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Churchill College, Cambridge / Michael Noakes

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Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1903–1982), naval officer and historian, was born on 1 August 1903 in London, the second of four sons (there were no daughters) of John Henry Roskill (1860–1940), KC and judge of the Salford hundred court of record, and his wife, ...

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Schomberg, Isaac (1753–1813), naval officer and historian, was born on 27 March 1753 in Great Yarmouth. His grandfather, Meyer Löw Schomberg, a German physician of Jewish descent, had brought the family to England in 1721. Isaac was the eldest surviving son of the ten children of ...