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Blacker, (Latham Valentine) Stewart (1887–1964), soldier and inventor of armaments, was born on 1 October 1887 at The Beeches, Grappenhall, near Warrington, Cheshire, the son of Major Latham Charles Miller Blacker who came of a soldiering family, and his wife, Emily Violet Mattie...

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Bodley, Sir Josias (c. 1550–1617), soldier and military engineer, was born in Exeter, the fifth and youngest son of John Bodley (c. 1520–1591), merchant and later publisher, and his wife, Joan, née Hone (d. 1586). His brothers included the more celebrated Sir Thomas Bodley (1545–1613)...

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Smith, Thomas (fl. 1600–1601), soldier and writer on gunnery, of Berwick upon Tweed, was the author of The Art of Gunnery, first published in 1601. The book was dedicated on 2 May 1600 to Smith's commander, the governor of the town and castle and warden of the eastern march, ...