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Fox, Sir Lionel Wray (1895–1961), civil servant and penologist, was born on 21 February 1895 in Halifax, the son of Samuel Fox, boilermakers' draughtsman, and his wife, Minnie Wray. He was educated at Heath grammar school, Halifax, and Hertford College, Oxford, but joined the army on the outbreak of war in 1914. He served with the ...


Kingsmill, Joseph (1805/6–1865), penologist and prison chaplain, was born in co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Thomas Kingsmill. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1826, was prizeman in classics and divinity, and proceeded to his BA in 1831 and MA in 1836. He was ordained deacon in 1831 by the bishop of ...


Tumim, Sir Stephen (1930–2003), judge and prison inspector, was born on 15 August 1930 at 10 Basing Hill, Golders Green, Hendon, Middlesex, the second son of Joseph Tumim (1895–1957), barrister, and his wife, (Edna) Renée, née Davis (1902–1941), daughter of Nathaniel Davis, architect. Both families were of Jewish descent. On the outbreak of the Second World War the ...


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