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Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel Cohen (1886–1965) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Cohen, Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel (1886–1965), campaigner for former servicemen, was born at Ethelstone, Alexandra Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 5 October 1886, the sixth son of nine children (one of whom did not survive infancy) of Louis Samuel Cohen (1844/5–1922) and his wife, ...


Thorne, Sir David Calthrop (1933–2000), army officer and charity director, was born in the County Hospital, Hertford, on 13 December 1933, the identical twin son of Richard Everard Thorne, a senior colonial service police officer in Tanganyika, and his wife, Audrey Ursula, née...


Wolstenholme, Sir Gordon Ethelbert Ward (1913–2004), physician, charity director, and promoter of public health care, was born on 28 May 1913 at 22 Tapton Crescent Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield, the first son and third of five children of George Ethelbert Wolstenholme (1875–1940), chemical engineer and industrialist, and his wife, ...