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Bone, William Arthur (1871–1938), chemist and fuel technologist, was born at Stockton-on-Tees on 19 March 1871, the eldest son of Christopher Bone, tea merchant, of Stockton, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hutchinson. He was educated at Middlesbrough high school, and subsequently at the ...


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Pope, Sir William Jackson (1870–1939), chemist, was born on 31 March 1870 at 89 New North Road, London, the eldest of the eight children of William Pope, a City merchant who came from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, and his wife, Alice, daughter of William Hall...


Frederick Soddy (1877–1956) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Soddy, Frederick (1877–1956), chemist and social commentator, was born on 2 September 1877 at Bolton Road, Eastbourne, the fourth son of Benjamin Soddy (d. 1911), a semi-retired London corn buyer, and his second wife, Hannah Green (d. 1879), who died when ...