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Hetherington, Sir Arthur Ford (1911–2002), engineer and businessman, was born on 12 July 1911 at 20 Hillside Gardens, Highgate, London, the second son and third child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Sir Roger Gaskell Hetherington (1876–1952), civil engineer, later chief engineering inspector for the ...

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Horton, Sir Robert Baynes (1939–2011), company director, was born on 18 August 1939 at High Elms, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, the son of William Harold Horton (1908–1969), sales executive for a food manufacturer, and his wife, Dorothy Joan, née Baynes (d. 2007)...

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Page, Sir John Joseph Joffre (1915–2006), businessman, was born on 7 January 1915 at 7 Wymond Street, Putney, London, the second of four sons of William Joseph Page (d. 1935), successively a soldier, a milkman, and an insurance agent, and his wife, ...

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Pearce, Sir Austin William [Tin] (1921–2004), industrialist, was born at 90 Station Road, Devonport, on 1 September 1921, the son of William Thomas Pearce (d. 1970), a master builder, and his wife, Florence Annie Morcom, née Symons. From childhood he was known as ...

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Steel, Sir David Edward Charles (1916–2004), oil company executive, was born on 29 November 1916 at 5 Overstrand Mansions, Battersea, London, the second son of Gerald Arthur Steel, private secretary to the first lord of the Admiralty, and his wife, Ellen Price, née...

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Thatcher, Sir Denis, first baronet (1915–2003), businessman and prime ministerial consort, was born on 10 May 1915 at 26 Southbrook Road, Lee, Lewisham, London, the elder child of Thomas Herbert (Jack) Thatcher, businessman, and his wife, (Lilian) Kathleen, née Bird. From the age of eight he boarded at a preparatory school in ...