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Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863), bandmaster of the Coldstream Guards for fifty years, he was born at Westminster on 4 September 1831. His eldest brother, ...

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Ivor Bertie Gurney (1890–1937) by unknown photographer © reserved; The British Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet, was born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester, on 28 August 1890, the elder son and second in the family of two boys and two girls of David Gurney (1872–1919), proprietor of a small tailoring business, and his wife, ...

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John Reid (1722?–1807) attrib. George Watson, 1805 courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections

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Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer, was probably born on 2 February 1722 at Inverchroskie, near Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the eldest of the three sons of Alexander Robertson of Straloch (c.1695–1781?) and his wife, Susan or Susanna (...