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Jost, (Hans) Peter Israel [known as H. Peter Jost] (1921–2016), engineer and tribologist, was born on 25 January 1921 in Berlin, the only child of Leo Jost, merchant, and his wife, Margot, née Jacoby, both of Jewish descent. Schooled and briefly apprenticed in ...


Sir John Monash (1865–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Monash, Sir John (1865–1931), army officer and engineer, was born at Richhill Terrace in West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 27 June 1865, eldest of the three children and only son of Louis Monash (1831–1894), a shopkeeper, and his wife, Bertha, née Manasse (1841–1885)...


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Samuda, Joseph D'Aguilar (1813–1885), engineer and shipbuilder, was born in London on 21 May 1813, the second son of Abraham Samuda, a broker and East and West India merchant of Portuguese Jewish origin, and his wife, Joy, daughter of H. D'Aguilar of Enfield Chase, Middlesex...