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Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863), bandmaster of the Coldstream Guards for fifty years, he was born at Westminster on 4 September 1831. His eldest brother, ...

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Ivor Bertie Gurney (1890–1937) by unknown photographer © reserved; The British Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet, was born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester, on 28 August 1890, the elder son and second in the family of two boys and two girls of David Gurney (1872–1919), proprietor of a small tailoring business, and his wife, ...

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Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter, was born probably near Cork, the fourth son of Captain Thomas Morris (d. c.1752), author of the song 'Kitty Crowder', and his wife, Mary (1709?–1804). The family was originally Welsh. After his father's death, ...

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Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer, was probably born on 2 February 1722 at Inverchroskie, near Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the eldest of the three sons of Alexander Robertson of Straloch (c.1695–1781?) and his wife, Susan or Susanna (...

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John Reid (1722?–1807) attrib. George Watson, 1805 courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections