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R. H. Vetch

revised by Roger T. Stearn

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Abbott, Sir James (1807–1896), army officer, third son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Welsh, writer to the signet, of Edinburgh, was born on 12 March 1807. He was the brother of ...

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E. M. Lloyd

revised by James Lunt

Adye, Sir John Miller (1819–1900), army officer, was born at Sevenoaks, Kent, on 1 November 1819, the son of Major James Pattison Adye, Royal Artillery, and Jane, daughter of J. Mortimer Kelson of Sevenoaks. His grandfather Major Stephen Payne Adye, Royal Artillery, had three sons in the regiment. ...

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Airey, Richard, Baron Airey (1803–1881), army officer, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne in April 1803, the eldest son from the six boys and three girls of Lieutenant-General Sir George Airey (1761–1833) and his wife, Catherine Talbot (d. 1852), third daughter of ...

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Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman, first Viscount Allenby of Megiddo (1861–1936), army officer, was born on 23 April 1861, St George's day, on the estate of his mother's family at Brackenhurst Hall, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, the second child and eldest son of six children (three boys, three girls) of ...

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Amherst, Jeffrey, first Baron Amherst (1717–1797), army officer, was born on 29 January 1717 at Brooks Place, Riverhead, Kent, the second son of Jeffrey Amherst (d. 1750) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1751), daughter of Thomas Kerrill of Hadlow, Kent. John Amherst...

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Anderson, Sir (Warren) Hastings (1872–1930), army officer, was born at the barracks, Aldershot, on 9 January 1872, the eldest son of Lieutenant-General David Anderson, governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1886–8), and temporary commander of the Aldershot garrison, and his wife, Charlotte Christina...

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Baker, Valentine [called Baker Pasha] (1827–1887), army officer, was born on 1 April 1827 at Enfield, the third son of Samuel Baker (d. 1862), later of Lypiatt Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, and his first wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Dobson of Enfield...

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A. S. Bolton

revised by James Falkner

Barnes, Sir Edward (1776–1838), army officer, of Beech-hill Park, near Barnet, was born on 28 October 1776 and baptized at St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London on 22 April 1777, the son of John Barnes of Liverpool and his wife Anne née ...

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Barttelot, Edmund Musgrave (1859–1888), army officer, was born on 28 March 1859 at Hilliers, near Petworth, Sussex, the second son of Sir Walter Barttelot, first baronet (1820–1893), Conservative MP, and his wife, Harriet (d. July 1863), fourth daughter of the Revd Sir Christopher Musgrave, ...

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Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck] (1774–1839), army officer, diplomatist, and governor-general of India, was born on 14 September 1774 at Burlington House in London, the second son of William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, third duke of Portland (1738–1809)...

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Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford (1768–1854), army officer, was born on 2 October 1768, the illegitimate son of George de la Poer Beresford, earl of Tyrone, and later first marquess of Waterford in the Irish peerage (1735–1800). His mother has not been identified, although ...

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Biddulph, Sir Thomas Myddleton (1809–1878), courtier and army officer, born on 29 July 1809, was the second son of Robert Biddulph of Ledbury and Charlotte, the daughter and coheir of Richard Myddleton MP, of Chirk Castle, of the old Welsh family of Myddleton...

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Bingham, George Charles, third earl of Lucan (1800–1888), army officer, eldest son of Richard Bingham, second earl of Lucan (1764–1839), and Lady Elizabeth (1770–1819), divorced wife of Bernard Edward Howard (later duke of Norfolk) and daughter and coheir of Henry Belasyse, third earl of Fauconberg...

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H. M. Stephens

revised by James Lunt

Blackwood, George Frederick (1838–1880), army officer, was born at Moradabad, Bengal, on 11 August 1838, the second son of Major William Blackwood (1810–1861) of the Bengal army, and his wife, Emma Moore (1811–1881). He was grandson of William Blackwood...

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Blamey, Sir Thomas Albert (1884–1951), army officer, was born at Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia, on 24 January 1884, seventh of the ten children of Richard Henwood Blamey (b. 1846), a small farmer and droving contractor who had migrated from Cornwall...

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C. V. Owen

revised by James Lunt

Blood, Sir Bindon (1842–1940), army officer, was born on 7 November 1842 near Jedburgh, the third son of William Bindon Blood of Cranagher, co. Clare, civil engineer, and his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Stewart of Hawick. He was a descendant of ...

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Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher, was born on 1 November 1896 at 54A Tottenham Court Road, London, the eldest of the nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Charles Edmund Blunden (1871–1951) and his wife, Georgina Margaret (1868–1967), daughter of ...

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Borlase, Sir John (c. 1576–1648), army officer and politician, was born in Cornwall, the eldest son of Edward Borlase of London, mercer, and Suzannah Isham. He matriculated as a pensioner from King's College, Cambridge, about 1591 but did not graduate, being admitted to the ...

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Brackenbury, Sir Henry (1837–1914), army officer, who belonged to an old Lincolnshire family, was born at Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, on 1 September 1837, the youngest son of William Brackenbury (d. 1844) of Aswardby, a veteran of the Peninsular War, and his wife, Maria (...

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Bridgeman, Robert Clive, second Viscount Bridgeman (1896–1982), army officer, was born at 89 Harley Street, London, on 1 April 1896, the eldest son of the Conservative politician, William Clive Bridgeman (1864–1935), who was created Viscount Bridgeman in 1929, and his wife, Caroline Beatrix Bridgeman, ...