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Atkinson, Sir Robert (1916–2015), naval officer and businessman, was born on 7 March 1916 at 33 Linskill Street, Tynemouth, the younger son of Nicholas Ridley (1882–1944), a builder who was then serving as a private in the Royal Marines, and his wife ...

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Mountbatten, George Louis Victor Henry Sergius, second marquess of Milford Haven (1892–1938), naval officer and businessman, was born at Darmstadt on 6 November 1892 as Prince George of Battenberg, third child and elder son of Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg (1854–1921), later Louis Mountbatten, ...

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Stephens, William Lawson [Billie] (1911–1997), naval officer and businessman, was born on 9 August 1911 at Kinnegar, Holywood, Belfast, the son of Edward Rowley Stephens, merchant, and his wife, Lilian, née Nash. He was educated at Shrewsbury School before joining the family firm of shipping agents and timber importers in ...