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date: 23 February 2020

Livens, William Howardlocked

  • Guy Hartcup


Livens, William Howard (1889–1964), army officer and inventor of oil and gas weapons, was born at Lincoln on 28 March 1889, the only son of Frederick Howard Livens, chief engineer of the firm which became Ruston and Hornsby, and his wife, Priscilla Mary Abbott...

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Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge
Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
private collection
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
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