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Collett, Sir Henry (1836–1901), army officer in the East India Company and botanist, was born on 6 March 1836 at Thetford, Norfolk, the fourth son of the Revd William Collett (1796–1865), perpetual curate of St Mary's, Thetford, and his second wife, Ellen Clarke...


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Munro, William (1818–1880), army officer and botanist, was born at Druids Stoke, Gloucestershire, the eldest son of William Munro. He entered the army as an ensign in the 39th Dorsetshire regiment of foot on 20 January 1834. His subsequent steps in the regiment, all by purchase, were to lieutenant in April 1836, captain on 2 July 1844, major on 7 May 1852, and lieutenant-colonel on 11 November 1853. He served with the regiment for many years in ...