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Batty, Robert (1789–1848), army officer and artist, was born in London on 5 August 1789, son of the obstetric physician, medical journal editor, and amateur artist Dr Robert Batty (1762–1849) and his wife, Ann, née Braithwaite. After attending school in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland...

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Crealock, Henry Hope (1831–1891), army officer, artist, and author, born on 31 March 1831, was the son of William Betton Crealock of Langeston, Littleham, near Bideford. Crealock entered Rugby School in February 1844. He was commissioned in the 90th light infantry on 13 October 1848, and promoted lieutenant on 24 December 1852 and captain on 29 December 1854. On 5 December 1854 he landed at ...

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John North Crealock (1836–1895) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crealock, John North (1836–1895), army officer and artist, was born on 21 May 1836, the second son of William Betton Crealock of Langeston, Littleham, near Bideford. Educated at Rugby School, he was commissioned as ensign in the 95th (Derbyshire) regiment on 13 October 1854 and promoted lieutenant on 9 February 1855. From May 1855 to June 1856 he was inspector of musketry at ...

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H. M. Stephens

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Dowdeswell, William (1760–1828), army officer and art collector, was born on 27 February 1760, the third son of the Right Hon. William Dowdeswell (1721–1775) of Pull Court, near Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1818), youngest daughter of Sir William Codrington, ...

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John Guise (1682/33–1765) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755–6 Christ Church, Oxford

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Guise, John (1682/3–1765), army officer and art collector, was the son of William Guise (bap. 1652, d. 1683) of Ablode Court, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire (where John was born), professor of oriental languages at Oxford, and his wife, Frances, the daughter and coheir of George Southcote...

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Arthur Benison Hubback (1871–1948) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hubback, Arthur Benison (1871–1948), architect and army officer, was born on 13 April 1871 at 74 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the eldest of the three sons and two daughters of Joseph Hubback (1814–1882), merchant and lord mayor (in 1870) of Liverpool, and his third wife, ...

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H. M. Chichester

revised by James Falkner

Luard, John (1790–1875), army officer, author, and artist, was the fourth son of Captain Peter John Luard (d. 23 May 1830) of the 4th light dragoons and of Blyborough, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Louisa, daughter of Charles Dalbiac of ...

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Neville Stephen Bulwer- Lytton, third earl of Lytton (1879–1951) self-portrait, 1938 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, England

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Lytton, Neville Stephen Bulwer-, third earl of Lytton (1879–1951), artist and army officer, was born on 6 February 1879 in Calcutta, the fourth son and youngest of seven children of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, second Baron Lytton (1831–1891), who was created earl of Lytton...

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Read, Sir Herbert Edward (1893–1968), poet, literary critic, and writer on art, was born on 4 December 1893 at Muscoates Grange, near Kirkby Moorside, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of the four children of Herbert Edward Read (1868–1903), tenant farmer, and of ...

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Wilkinson, Sir Nevile Rodwell (1869–1940), army officer, artist, and herald, was born on 26 October 1869 at Highgate, Middlesex, the third son of Colonel Josiah Wilkinson, a barrister practising at the parliamentary bar, and his wife, Alice Emma, daughter of Thomas Smith, of ...