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Baggerley, Humphrey (fl. 1648–1654), army officer and supposed biographer, was among the troops who on 9 October 1648 surrendered at Appleby, Westmorland, to superior parliamentarian forces under Colonel Assheton. The royalist soldiers were granted very generous terms and, having been allowed his freedom, ...


John Ormsby

revised by R. L. Winstanley

Carleton, George (1651/2?–1728x30), army officer and memoirist, was probably born at Ewelme in Oxfordshire, the son of George Carleton. He claimed to be closely related to Sir Dudley Carleton, secretary of state to Charles I. However, until the late 1920s nothing was known about him other than what appears in the memoirs of military life ascribed to his name which was first published in 1728. As this work appeared in the lifetime of ...


W. R. Morfill

revised by Paul Dukes

Gordon, Patrick (1635–1699), army officer and diarist, was born on 31 March 1635 at Easter Auchleuchries in Aberdeenshire, where his father, John Gordon (d. c.1684), was a minor laird. His mother's name was Mary Ogilvie (d. c.1684). He wrote his diary in six thick quarto volumes, preserved in ...


Thompson Cooper

revised by D. N. Farr

Hodgson, John (1617/18–1684?), army officer and autobiographer, was a native of Yorkshire. He took up arms for parliament in late 1642 and began his military service as ensign in the regiment of Colonel Forbes. He fought under Sir Thomas Fairfax and was badly wounded in the defeat at ...


Jones, Elias Henry (1883–1942), prisoner of war and university administrator, was born at Brynymor Road, Aberystwyth, on 21 September 1883, the eldest son of the philosopher Sir Henry Jones (1852–1922), who was then a lecturer at University College, Aberystwyth, and his wife, ...


Eric Sutherland Lomax (1919–2012) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © Writer Pictures


Lomax, Eric Sutherland (1919–2012), prisoner of war and author, was born on 30 May 1919 at 11 Bedford Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the only child of John Lomax (1878–1950), post office clerk, later post office manager, formerly a Stockport pawnbroker's assistant, and his wife, ...