D'Erlanger, Sir Gerard John Regis Leo (1906–1962), airline company director and financier, was born at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, on 1 June 1906. He was the only son and the elder of the two children of Baron Emile Beaumont D'Erlanger (1866–1939), international banker and chairman of ...
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Instone, Sir Samuel (1878–1937), shipping and aviation entrepreneur, was born at Gravesend on 16 August 1878, the son of Adolphe Instone, and the eldest of three brothers. He was educated at Tunbridge Wells and at Boulogne. At the age of fifteen he went to work in the port, and soon acquired a very considerable knowledge of shipping between the ...
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