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Stanley, Charles Orr (1899–1989), promoter of telecommunications and industrialist, was born on 15 April 1899 in Cappoquin, co. Waterford, Ireland, the second son and fourth of six children of John Stanley (b. 1850), a farmer and entrepreneurial merchant of that town, and ...

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Whent, Sir Gerald Arthur [Gerry] (1927–2002), businessman, was born on 1 March 1927 in Ferozepore, India, the youngest of the four children of Major Albert Whent, an officer in the Royal Artillery. He was educated at St Mary's College, Southampton, but was more interested in sport than academia and left at the age of sixteen to become an apprentice in an aircraft factory. Two years later, in 1945, he joined the army as a regular soldier. His military career took him to ...

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Sir Gerald Arthur Whent (1927–2002) by unknown photographer, 1992 Universal Pictorial Press