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Foreman, Sir Philip Frank (1923–2013), engineer and businessman, was born on 16 March 1923 in Harraton Cottages, Ducks Lane, Exning, near Newmarket, Suffolk, the only child of Frank Foreman, farm labourer, and his wife, Mary, née Chapple, daughter of a Manchester police officer. The family soon moved to a farm in ...

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Frame, Sir Alexander Gilchrist [Alistair] (1929–1993), engineer and businessman, was born on 3 April 1929 at 16 Burns Street, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, the eldest son in the family of four children of Alexander Frame, industrial chemist, and his wife, Mary Gilchrist, née Fraser...

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Francis, (Bertram) Frederick (1919–1998), engineer and businessman, was born on 15 October 1919 at 30 Sumatra Road, Hampstead, London, the only child of Walter Henry Francis (b. 1892), businessman, and his wife, Florence Eleanor Dell (b. 1898). Fred, as he was usually known, was educated at ...

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Jefferson, Sir George Rowland (1921–2012), engineer and business executive, was born on 26 March 1921 at 26 Dumbreck Road, Eltham, London, the second son of Harold Jefferson (1885–1948), electrical engineer and civil servant, and his wife, Eva Ellen Elizabeth, née Hunn (1888–1975). At ...

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Mais, Alan Raymond, Baron Mais (1911–1993), engineer and businessman, was born on 7 July 1911 at Rathmore, Winn Road, Southampton, the only child of Captain Ernest Mais, a master mariner, and his wife, Violet Geraldine, née Thomas. He was educated at Banister Court School, Hampshire...

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Nelson, (Henry) George, second Baron Nelson of Stafford (1917–1995), engineer and businessman, was born on 2 January 1917 in Stretford, Manchester, the only son and younger child of George Horatio Nelson, first Baron Nelson of Stafford (1887–1962), engineer and industrialist, and his wife, ...

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Pearson, Sir (James) Denning (1908–1992), engineer and businessman, was born on 8 August 1908 in Bootle, Lancashire, the son of James Pearson, engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Henderson. His father died when he was twelve and Pearson moved with his mother to ...

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Williams, Sir Robert, baronet (1860–1938), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 January 1860 at Regent Quay, Aberdeen, one of seven children of William Williams (bap. 1822, d. 1866), whisky distiller, and his wife, Mary (d. 1906), daughter of John Duthie...