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E. M. Lloyd

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Jackson, Basil (1795–1889), military surveyor, born at Glasgow on 27 June 1795, was the son of Major Basil Jackson (1757–1849) of the royal wagon train. He entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in 1808, obtained a commission in the Royal Staff Corps on 11 July 1811, and was promoted lieutenant on 6 May 1813. He was employed in the ...


Robinson, Daniel George (1826–1877), military cartographer and telegraphy administrator, was born on 8 March 1826, and was educated at Addiscombe from 1841 to 1843. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers on 9 June 1843, and, after training at Chatham...


Vallancey, Charles (c. 1726–1812), antiquary and military surveyor, was born in Flanders of French Huguenot parents (the name was originally De Vallance) who had moved to Windsor after his father was appointed to the royal service. Educated at Eton College and the recently established ...