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Allan, Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-, first baronet (1830–1897), army officer and politician, eldest of eight children (four surviving) of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857) and his wife, Hannah (d. 1882), daughter of Dr Joshua Marshman, was born at Chinsura, India, on 6 August 1830. He assumed the additional surname of ...

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Axtell, Daniel (bap. 1622, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 26 May 1622 at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, probably the son of William Axtell (d. 1638), chief burgess of the town, and his wife, Dorothy Symons (d. 1629)...

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Dell, Jonas (d. 1665?), soldier and religious writer, may have fought in the parliamentarian army in the civil war. Nothing is known about his origins or early life, but in 1658 he attacked a corrupt establishment thus: 'I did not think at Marston Moor...

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Gladman, John (fl. 1644–1685), parliamentarian army officer and conspirator, is of unknown parents and background, though he claimed in 1683 to be related to the former parliamentarian soldier and plotter Richard Rumbold. He succeeded James Berry as captain-lieutenant in Oliver Cromwell's Ironsides regiment...

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Gordon, William James (1864–1922), West Indian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, was born on 19 May 1864 in Jamaica. His precise birthplace and parents' names are unknown, as are details of his life before July 1885, when he enlisted in the ...

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Harrison, Thomas (bap. 1616, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 16 July 1616 in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, the second of four children and the only son of Richard Harrison (bap. 1587, d. 1653), butcher, burgess, and four times mayor of the town, and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857) by Frederick Goodall, c. 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Havelock, Sir Henry (1795–1857), army officer, was born on Easter day, 5 April 1795, at Ford Hall, Bishopwearmouth, near Sunderland, second son of William Havelock (1757–1837), shipbuilder and shipowner, and Jane, daughter of John Carter, solicitor, of Stockton-on-Tees. She gave her children a strict religious upbringing and her premature death in 1810 came as a grievous shock to young ...

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Holmes, Abraham (d. 1685), army officer and conspirator, was perhaps from co. Durham, though it has been suggested that he was related to a Holmes family of Sussex. Nothing definite is known of his background. He first appears during the early years of the civil war as a lieutenant in ...

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Hutchinson, John (bap. 1615, d. 1664), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 18 September 1615 at St Mary's, Nottingham, the son of Sir Thomas Hutchinson (1589–1643) of Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron. Educated at free schools in ...

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Lawrence, Richard (d. 1684), army officer and author, first emerged into prominence as commissary of provisions in Lord Manchester's army in September 1643. He served in a similar capacity in the New Model Army and accompanied Cromwell's expeditionary force to Ireland in August 1649 as marshal-general of horse. In 1647 two pamphlets, ...

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Eric Sutherland Lomax (1919–2012) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © Writer Pictures

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Lomax, Eric Sutherland (1919–2012), prisoner of war and author, was born on 30 May 1919 at 11 Bedford Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the only child of John Lomax (1878–1950), post office clerk, later post office manager, formerly a Stockport pawnbroker's assistant, and his wife, ...

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Manley, John (c. 1622–1699), parliamentarian army officer and rebel, came from a minor gentry family seated at Brynyffynnon, Wrexham, Denbighshire. He was the third son of Cornelius Manley, who died in 1623 while John was an infant. John's inheritance was a mere £30...

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Okey, John (bap. 1606, d. 1662), parliamentarian soldier and regicide, was the sixth child and second son of William Okey of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, and his wife, Margaret Wetherley. The Okey family owned property in London and possessed a coat of arms. John...

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Thomas Sumter (1734–1832) by Rembrandt Peale, 1796 Independence National Historical Park

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Sumter, Thomas (1734–1832), revolutionary army officer and politician in the United States of America, was born on 14 July or 14 August 1734 in the Preddy's Creek settlement of Hanover county, Virginia, near present-day Charlottesville. Second of four children born to William Sumter...