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Thomas Marcus Brownrigg (1902–1967) by unknown photographer, 1960s [with his wife, Joyce Brownrigg] © reserved

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Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1902–1967), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 8 July 1902 at Homeleigh, Shooters Hill, Plumstead, London, the son of Major, later Colonel, Henry John Watt Brownrigg (1859–1908) and his wife, Evelyn Mary, daughter of the Revd Hugh Huleatt...

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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell (1601/2–1675). When London's two theatre companies combined in 1682, James Carlile and William Mountfort...

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Gillard, Francis George [Frank] (1908–1998), broadcaster and war correspondent, was born on 1 December 1908 at 20 Silver Street, Tiverton, Devon, the elder child and only son of Francis Henry Gillard (c.1880–1953), master butcher, and his wife, Emily Jane, née Burridge (1882–1958)...

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Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor, was born in Madras, India, on 17 August 1871, the son of Francis Baker Hanna (1841–1891), civil engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Connor. His father, born in Dublin and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin...

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Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 7 October 1891 at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast, the third son of Sir James Henderson (1848–1914) and his wife, Martha Anne, daughter of David Pollock, architect. His father, the proprietor of the ...

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Sir (Edward) Ian Claud Jacob (1899–1993) by Howard Coster, c. 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive, was born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, on 27 September 1899, the second of two children of Field Marshal Sir Claud William Jacob (1863–1948), and his wife, Clara Pauline Wyatt (1872–1959), daughter of the ...

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Lambert, Leslie Harrison [pseud. A. J. Alan] (1883–1941), radio broadcaster and intelligence officer, was born on 11 November 1883 at 14 Mapperley Park Drive, Basford, Nottingham, the son of Thomas Harrison Lambert, hosiery manufacturer, and his wife, Kate Everington. Educated at Rugby School...

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Loring, Frederick George (1869–1951), naval officer and wireless expert, was born on 11 March 1869 at Stonelands, Ryde, Isle of Wight, the eldest son of Admiral Sir William Loring (d. 1895), and his wife, Frances Louisa Adams. From a naval family—his grandfather ...

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Matheson, Hilda (1888–1940), intelligence officer and director of radio talks, was born on 7 June 1888 at 13 Dealtry Road, Putney, the elder of two children of Donald Matheson, Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Margaret Orr. Since both parents were Scottish the family spent most of their summer holidays in the Scottish highlands where ...

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Michael Mohun (c. 1616–1684) by unknown artist, c. 1660 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mohun [Moone], Michael (c. 1616–1684), actor and army officer, has an obscure family background. The variant form of his name, Moone, indicates that it was pronounced as a monosyllable: the written name Mohun scans so in verses of 1703. By his own account, written late in life, he became an actor in royal service in 1634, probably as a member of ...

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Sheridan, Thomas [Tom] (1775–1817), actor and soldier, was born at Orchard Street, London, on 17 November 1775, the only son of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816) and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann (Eliza) Linley (1754–1792). His father described him at two months old in typically glowing terms to his maternal grandfather ...

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Stoker, Henry Hew Gordon Dacre (1885–1966), naval officer and actor, was born at 32 York Street, Dublin, on 2 February 1885, the second son of William Stoker, surgeon, and his wife, Jeannie Todd. He was a nephew of Abraham (Bram) Stoker, author of ...

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