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Sir James Brooke (1803–1868) by Sir Francis Grant, 1847 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brooke, Sir James (1803–1868), army officer and first raja of Sarawak, was born at Secrore, a suburb of Benares, India, on 29 April 1803, the second son of Thomas Brooke (1760–1835), chief judge of the East India Company's court at Moorshabad, and his Scottish second wife, ...

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Mary Baxter Ellis (1892–1968) by Bassano, c. 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ellis, Mary Baxter (1892–1968), commanding officer of the FANY, was born on 12 November 1892 at North Ashfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, the elder daughter in the family of four children of Joseph Baxter Ellis, grocer and miller, and his second wife, Mary Sharp Taylor...

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Gifford, James, the younger (1768–1853), naval officer, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 20 November 1768. He was the son of James Gifford the elder (bap. 1739, d. 1813) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Cremer (c.1746–1840). Having entered the navy...

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Sir John Pringle, first baronet (1707–1782) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 © Royal Society

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Pringle, Sir John, first baronet (1707–1782), military physician, was born on 10 April 1707 at Stichill House, in the Scottish border county of Roxburghshire, the youngest son of Sir John Pringle, baronet, and his wife, Magdalen, sister of Sir Gilbert Elliott, baronet, of ...