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Crawford, John Scott (1889–1978), army officer and military supplies administrator, was born on 6 February 1889 at 13 Clifton Road, West Derby, Lancashire, the son of John Paton Crawford, an assistant manager at a marine engine works, and his wife, Ellen Edith Scott...

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Hobart, Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley (1885–1957), army officer and military reformer, was born in India, at Naini Tal, on 14 June 1885, the third son of Robert Thomson Hobart, of Dungannon, co. Tyrone, Ireland, a civil servant in India, and his wife, Janette (...

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Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart (1885–1957) by Elliott & Fry, 1952 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hutton, Sir Edward Thomas Henry (1848–1923), army officer and military reformer, was born on 6 December 1848 at Torquay, Devon, the only son of Edward Thomas Hutton (d. 1849), a banker, and his wife, Jacintha Charlotte, the daughter of the Revd J. P. Eyre...

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Morris, Sir Christopher (d. 1545), soldier and military administrator, was married to Elizabeth, but nothing else is known of his family or background, and there is no evidence of surviving children. His promotion within the office of ordnance—effectively from bottom to top—is unique in the sixteenth century. It is likely he had some relevant experience before he was appointed a gunner in the ...

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Mundeford, Osbert [Osbern] (d. 1460), soldier and military administrator, was the son of Osbert Mundeford (1381–1456), a Norfolk landowner who fought in France in 1415, and Margaret Barrett. Between 1431 (or possibly 1427) and 1438 Osbert junior served in Sir John Fastolf's garrison of ...

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Randolph, Edward (d. 1566), soldier and military administrator, was one of at least three sons and two daughters of Avery Randolph (d. 1561), landowner, of Badlesmere, Kent, and his wife, Anne (d. in or after 1561), daughter of Sir John Gaynsford of Crowhurst, Surrey, and his wife, Katherine. ...