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Barriffe, William (1599/1600–1643), military writer and parliamentarian army officer, was probably born in London, the son of William Barriffe, cordwainer in the city, and his wife, Florence, née Pope. On 14 January 1621 at St Gregory by Paul, London, he married Anne Rundell...

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Barry, Gerat (d. 1646), army officer in the Spanish service and military writer, was probably the individual of that name who embarked from Kinsale with the Spanish forces in March 1601 in the company of his father, David Fitz Garrot Barry of Rincorran...

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Bidwell, (Reginald George) Shelford (1913–1996), army officer and military historian, was born on 12 August 1913 at Brooklyn, Sydenham Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, the son of an Indian army officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Frank Bidwell (1868–1936), and his wife, Mabel Alice Graves, née Petley (1878–1948)...

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Bouquet, Henry (1719–1765), army officer and military writer, was born at Rolle in the Pays de Vaud, Switzerland. In 1736 he joined the regiment of Constant in the service of the states general of the United Provinces as a cadet, and in 1738 became an ensign. He distinguished himself while serving with the Sardinian forces in the War of the Austrian Succession, and in 1748 was appointed captain-commandant and lieutenant-colonel of a new regiment of ...

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Cairnes, William Elliot (1862–1902), army officer and military writer, was born at Galway on 18 September 1862, to an old family of Scottish descent, the son of John Elliot Cairnes (1823–1875), economist and professor at University College, London, and his wife, Eliza Charlotte...

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Chesney, Charles Cornwallis (1826–1876), army officer and military historian, was a nephew of General Francis Rawdon Chesney, in whose house he was born, and to whom he owed his first advance in life. He was the son of another Charles Cornwallis Chesney (1791–1830)...

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Chichester, Henry Manners (1832–1894), army officer and military historian, born in London, was son of a barrister of Lincoln's Inn. He entered the army in 1853 and became lieutenant in the 85th regiment (the Shropshire light infantry). For ten years he served abroad with the regiment, chiefly at ...

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Clerke, Thomas Henry Shadwell (1792–1849), army officer and military journalist, was born at Bandon, co. Cork. Intended for the army, a profession also adopted by his brothers, St John Augustus Clerke, who died a lieutenant-general and colonel in the 75th foot on 17 January 1870, and ...

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Drinkwater, John [later John Drinkwater Bethune] (1762–1844), army officer and military historian, was born at Latchford, near Warrington, on 9 June 1762, the eldest son of John Drinkwater, a medical practitioner at Salford (then a suburb of Manchester) and formerly a ...

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Dundas, Sir David (1735?–1820), army officer and military writer, was born in Edinburgh, the third of the four sons of Robert Dundas, a prosperous Edinburgh merchant, and his wife, Margaret (b. 1707), daughter of Robert Watson of Muirhouse. Through his mother's family he was a half-cousin of ...

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Griffiths, Frederick Augustus (1795/6–1869), army officer and military writer, entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, on 20 February 1810. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 13 December 1813, first lieutenant on 8 October 1816, captain on 23 December 1841, and brevet major on 28 November 1854. In 1854 he became professor of fortification at ...

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John Gurwood (1790–1845) by William Salter, 1834–40 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurwood, John (1790–1845), army officer and editor of Wellington's dispatches, was the second son of one Gurwood; his widowed mother married H. Okey. He started work in an office, but after an unrequited love affair entered the army as ensign in the 52nd light infantry...

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Sir (James) Aylmer Lowthorpe Haldane (1862–1950) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haldane, Sir (James) Aylmer Lowthorpe (1862–1950), army officer and author, was born on 17 November 1862 at 14 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, the only son and sixth of seven children of Daniel Rutherford Haldane (1824–1887), physician, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Lowthorpe (d...

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Sir Edward Bruce Hamley (1824–1893) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamley, Sir Edward Bruce (1824–1893), army officer and military writer, born at Bodmin, Cornwall, on 27 April 1824, was the fourth and youngest son of Vice-Admiral William Hamley (1786–1866) and his wife, Barbara, daughter of Charles Ogilvy of Lerwick, Shetland. William George Hamley...

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Hart, Henry George (1808–1878), army officer and founder of Hart's Army List, belonged to the old Dorset family of Hart of Netherbury, and was the third son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Hart, who served in the Royal Navy, the Dorsetshire militia, and the 111th regiment...

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Henderson, George Francis Robert (1854–1903), army officer, historian, and military writer, was born on 2 June 1854 in St Helier, Jersey, the eldest of the fourteen children of William George Henderson (1819–1905), from 1884 dean of Carlisle, and his wife, Jane Melville (...