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Hopkinson, Bertram (1874–1918), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born on 11 January 1874 at Woodlea, Birmingham, the eldest son of John Hopkinson FRS (1849–1898), electrical engineer, and his wife, Evelyn Oldenbourg. His father was himself the son of an engineer. He attended St Paul's School, London...

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Morgan, Sir Morien Bedford (1912–1978), aeronautical engineer, was born on 20 December 1912 at Caroline Street, Bridgend, Glamorgan, the elder son (there were no surviving daughters) of John Bedford Morgan (1883–1961), draper, and his wife, Edith Mary Thomas (1884–1960), teacher. He was educated at ...

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Pierson, Reginald Kirshaw [Rex] (1891–1948), aircraft designer and engineer, was born on 9 February 1891 at Little Fransham, Norfolk, the eldest of the four children of Kirshaw Thomson Pierson (d. 1920), rector of Little Fransham, and his wife, Helen Mary, née Cobb (1864–1954)...

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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (1887–1979) by Alfred Egerton Cooper, 1942 © Estate of Sir Barnes Wallis / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wallis, Sir Barnes Neville (1887–1979), aeronautical designer and engineer, was born on 26 September 1887 at Ripley, Derbyshire, the second child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Charles George Wallis, general practitioner, and his wife, Edith Eyre, daughter of the ...