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Alderson, Thomas Hopper (1903–1965), wartime rescue party leader, was born at Ashburne Stables, Sunderland, on 15 September 1903, the fifth of six children and first son of Thomas Alderson (1864–1945), domestic coachman, and his wife, Sarah Annie, née Hopper (1872–1942). He was educated at a village school; then at ...

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Hay, Robert William (1786–1861), civil servant and dilettante, was born and baptized on 9 January 1786 in Brodsworth, Yorkshire, the eldest child of George William Auriol Hay-Drummond (1761–1807)—himself the youngest son of George Henry Hay, eighth earl of Kinnoull—author, poet, prebendary of ...

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Schuster, Sir George Ernest (1881–1982), government adviser, was born on 25 April 1881 in Hampstead, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Joseph Schuster (1850–1924), barrister, and his wife, Hilda, daughter of Sir Hermann Weber MD. His father came from a Jewish family of bankers who had left ...