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Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith Towse (1864–1948) by Walter Stoneman © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Towse, Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith (1864–1948), army officer and campaigner for the welfare of blind people, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 23 April 1864, the elder of the two sons of Robert Beckwith Towse, solicitor, and his Irish wife, Julia Ann Corcoran...