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Cust, Sir Edward, baronet (1794–1878), army officer, historian, and politician, sixth son of Brownlow Cust, first Baron Brownlow (1744–1807), and his second wife, Frances (1756–1847), née Bankes, and brother of John Cust, first Earl Brownlow, was born at 30 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London...

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Fraser, Sir David William (1920–2012), army officer, historian, and novelist, was born on 30 December 1920 at Far End, Camberley, Surrey, the elder son of William Fraser (1890–1964), then a major in the Gordon Highlanders, later a brigadier in the Grenadier Guards, and his wife, ...

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Henderson, George Francis Robert (1854–1903), army officer, historian, and military writer, was born on 2 June 1854 in St Helier, Jersey, the eldest of the fourteen children of William George Henderson (1819–1905), from 1884 dean of Carlisle, and his wife, Jane Melville (...

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Daniel Mackinnon (1791–1836) by George Dawe photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Mackinnon, Daniel (1791–1836), army officer and historian, was the son of William Mackinnon (son of William Mackinnon, chief of clan Mackinnon) and his wife, Harriet, née Frye. William Alexander Mackinnon was his elder brother, and Daniel Henry Mackinnon was his first cousin. On 16 June 1804 he was appointed ensign in the ...

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Manley, Sir Roger (d. 1687), army officer and historian, was the second of three sons of Cornelius Manley (d. 1623) of Erbistock in Denbighshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Francis Lloyd of Hardwick in Shropshire. All three sons were minors at their father's death. ...

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Mante, Thomas (bap. 1733, d. c. 1802), army officer and historian, was baptized Thomas Mant on 3 December 1733 at St Faith's parish church, Havant, Hampshire, the eldest of the eight children of Thomas Mant (1702–1768), an estate manager, and his wife, Mary (...

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O'Kelly, Charles (1621–1695), army officer and historian, was the eldest son of John O'Kelly (d. 1674), eighth lord of the manor of Screen, co. Galway, and Isma, a daughter of Sir William Hill. He was born at Screen, but educated at St Omer...

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Rapin de Thoyras [Rapin], Paul de (1661–1725), army officer and historian, was born in Castres, France, on 25 March 1661, the third of the six children of Jacques Rapin, sieur de Thoyras (1613–1685), an advocate, and Jeanne Pélisson (d. 1706). He came from a protestant Savoyard family who had emigrated to ...

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Paul de Rapin de Thoyras (1661–1725) by Jacob Houbraken, 1725 (after Jan Henrik Brandon) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sterling, Sir Anthony Coningham (1805–1871), army officer and historian, was born in January 1805 at Dundalk, the eldest son of Captain Edward Sterling (1773–1847) [see under Sterling, John] and Hester (1783–1843), daughter of John Coningham of Londonderry. John Sterling was a younger brother. After attending school at ...

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Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling (1805–1871) self-portrait, 1840–1849 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Woodhouse, Christopher Montague [Monty], fifth Baron Terrington (1917–2001), army officer, historian, and politician, was born on 11 May 1917 at 14 Abingdon Court, Kensington, London, the younger son (there was no daughter) of Horace Marton Woodhouse, third Baron Terrington (1887–1961), barrister, and his first wife, ...